Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd

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Join 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.

 

thurs31Dead of Winter Reds | January 31 | 6:30-8pm | $20
This is the time of year we do NOT crave for ethereal rosés, tender white wines and elegant see-through reds – Bring on the Power!  We’ll explore the world of naturally concentrated red wines, made from thick skinned grape varieties grown in regions that encourage ripeness of fruit and tannins.  We’ll travel to the soaring vineyards in the foothills of the Andes; Spain’s rocky ancient vineyards; Sonoma’s sunny northern AVA’s; the warm pockets of South Australia, especially the Barossa; Languedoc’s Mediterranean coastal vineyards; the bottom of Italy’s beautiful “boot” … And who knows where else!  You can look forward to Shiraz/Syrah, Bordeaux varietals, Tempranillo, Grenache/Garnacha, Carignan/Cariñena, and more.  All beautiful dense reds that warm the soul.  Purchase Tickets Online.

 

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Wines to Fall in Love With | Thursday, February 7 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
It’s exactly a week before Valentine’s Day… High time to find romance-in-a-bottle!  Shopping for an ideal wine to share with your soulmate, a potential sweetie, or just fast friends?  We have some love-themed wines for you!  We’ll lead off with a Larry Mawby sparkler, followed by a Spanish Treixadura from Galicia, the always stylish Flowers Chardonnay from Sonoma, a lovely rosé from Gerard Bertrand, a couple of delicious California Pinots, Palacios’ perfumed Mencía, plus a beautiful Brachetto from Italy, perhaps paired with a chocolaty treat.  And, a couple special surprises for sure.  All of our wines will have a romantic intent.  Be proactive in selecting the best bottle to share, and open a heart! Purchase tickets online.

 

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Cabernet Shootout – Cali Cab & Left Bank Bordeaux, Served Blind! | Thursday, February 14 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
We adore Bordeaux varietals, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, which has the unmistakable profile of black fruit (currant, raspberry, plum) alongside seductive cedar tones, nippy tannins and mouth-filling flavor.  But, can we tell really the difference between Old World and New?  Does the Haut Médoc’s “graphite and leather” born of unique gravelly soils really translate to a recognizable French stamp?  Does California’s sunshine flooded North Coast produce reds that are more straightforward and open in youth as conventional wisdom has it?  Let’s find out together!  We show 10 Cabernet-based wines served “blind”, not telling you what they are, and you’ll deduce, or cheerfully guess. Recent vintages on both sides of The Pond have been terrific, so there’ll be plenty to appreciate. Purchase tickets online.

 

thurs21Historic South Africa | Thursday, February 21 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Is South Africa considered Old World or New?  Maybe both!  Many would say that their best wines manage to capture both the rich fruit of the New World and the earthy complexity of the Old World. In the 24 years of post-apartheid, this stunningly beautiful country has evolved into the world’s 8th largest wine-producing country.  With the oldest soils on the planet and the most biodiverse floral kingdom, grape growing excels in the Cape Winelands of Constantia, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, and Swartland. Tonight, we’ll get a high def snapshot of South African wine through a range of varietals: Chenin Blanc (a.k.a. Steen), their most widely planted white; Sauvignon Blanc (very different from either Loire or New Zealand); Syrah-based Rhône blends (a particular strength); classic Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon; and different expressions of Pinotage, the unique cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Purchase tickets online.

 

thurs28Wines Rated 90+ Points, for $30 or Less | Thursday, February 28 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Who doesn’t love a Steal, stunning deals that taste like “more”!  For the Plum Market Wine Team it’s always a great pleasure to discover, stock, and recommend excellent wines that we’ve had the good fortune to taste.  We happily stand behind these wines, placing them in your basket without hesitation if they fit your needs.  However – we recognize that some guests prefer to read our signs and decide on their own.  Often these signs have a score from reputable, trustworthy publications and wine professionals.  This is an appreciated tool!  For this event, we want to present wines which have scored 90+ points (On a 100 point scale) but will not cost you an arm and a leg.  All the wines showcased tonight will sell for $30 dollars or less, but with the quality and pedigree we insist on. Purchase tickets online.