Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd

ancwinebarJoin the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. The Plum Market Wine Team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best products available. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Ann Arbor–North Campus.

 

 

Les Vins du Sud – The Wines of Gérard Bertrand | Thursday, January 26 | 6:30pm to 8pm | $20
Gérard Bertrand is a celebrity in France, famous for captaining the national rugby team.  He has deep, unique expertise in the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon, having grown up in the vineyards.  From his base in Corbières, he has amassed many properties, working with collaborative growers in virtually every appellation; biodynamic agriculture is now used for 8 of his estates.  We’ll taste sparkling wines from Limoux, reds from Fitou, Minervois, and Pyrénées-Orientales, fortified wine from Banyuls, as well as dry rosé and white wines from the greater Languedoc-Roussillon.  Wines from Bertand’s own properties of Domaine de Cigalus, Château La Sauvageonne and Clos d’Ora will be represented.  Robert Parker comments, “Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand makes a bevy of high quality wines … well-made, textured, ripe profiles that are always a joy to drink.”  The Wine Enthusiast named Bertrand  European winery of the year!  Purchase Tickets Online

All Pinot Noir! Europe & America Face-Off | Thursday, February 2 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
There’s nothing remotely like Pinot Noir. The “Heartbreak Grape”, maddeningly difficult to grow, is also the “Sweetheart Grape” with fragrances that utterly beguile both consumers and winemakers. Whiffs of wild strawberries, black cherries, cloves and violets are offset by hints of fresh truffles, earthy mushrooms, and bacon. With a texture that’s smooth and lifted, Pinot’s subtle, complex layers are unmatched in the pantheon of red wine grapes. We’ll offer you a wonderful juxtaposition of styles: California’s forward generosity, alongside Burgundy’s shy expression. Oregon, a true bridge between the two, will complete the picture. You get to decide which style you prefer, maybe all! Admirable producers will include Grochau and St. Innocent from the Willamette Valley; Fossil Point and Anthill Farms from California (Edna Valley and Russian River); Becker from Germany’s Pfalz; Comte Armand, Joseph Voillot and Lignier-Michelot from Burgundy (Auxey-Duresses, Volnay). Wow, don’t miss the experience of Pinot Noir immersion! Purchase Tickets Online

Essential Austria Seminar Tasting with Special Guest Speaker Jesse Becker, MS | Thursday, February 9 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Austria is the darling of forward-thinking sommeliers – its range of native grape varieties offer diversity coupled with sheer, consistent quality.  Landlocked by Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, the country’s prime growing regions are nestled in the east. We’ll cover the subject thoroughly with eight premium wines, tasting Champagne-style sparkling Grüner Veltliner (Szigeti); Vienna’s unique blend Gemischter Satz (Wieninger); classic Grüner Veltliner from Langelois and the Wachau (Loimer and Pichler); dry single vineyard Riesling (Prager); deep spicy reds from Burgenland made from St. Laurent, Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt (Heinrich and Achs). Jesse Becker, a Master Sommelier, is a wonderful speaker, super-knowledgeable and the consumer’s best friend. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all you need to know to buy Austrian wines effectively from a true expert! The seated tasting begins promptly at 7 pm. We encourage you to purchase tickets on line. Purchase Tickets Online

Off-Road France, The Most Intriguing Wines | Thursday, February 16 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
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South American Leaders, Vineyard Brands  Thursday, February 23 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
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