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.

 

 

South Africa, Exploration of Quality | Thursday, April 6 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
South Africa is the one wine-producing country utterly defying categorization into “Old World” or “New World”. With a wine-making history spanning centuries, South Africa’s expansive wine industry wasn’t accessible to the U.S. until the fall of apartheid in 1991. The U.S. wine market has barely chipped at the tip of the iceberg of exciting South African wines. At this eye-opening tasting, we’ll explore several regions including Western Cape (Barista), Robertson (Robertson winery), Swartland (Leeuwenuil), Overberg (Bouchard-Finlayson), Constantia (Groot Constantia), and Stellenbosch (Reyneke, biodynamic), the seat of their oenological university. We’ll taste signature dry Chenin Blanc (“Steen”), red and white Rhône varietals, Pinotage, Chardonnay, Bordeaux-blends, sweet Muscat, and dry rosé. And, we’re joined by a special guest – Winemaker Bertus Fourie, who was the first to produce “Coffee Pinotage”, South Africa’s Cinsault/Pinot Noir cross with an attractive coffee tone, and no coffee added! Purchase Tickets Online

 

Kermit Lynch | Thursday, April 13 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Kermit Lynch’s French family estates deliver dependable excellence, year after year.  Come taste the brand new releases of growers who have become our fast friends, from 2015 and 2014 vintages, for white and red wines respectively.  And, a couple of very pretty 2016 rosés as well.  Our relationship with Kermit Lynch Imports is special – we’re very happy to continue to offer a broad selection at superlative prices.  And the list of producers is growing!  The spread of a dozen wines you can look forward to includes: dry rosés from Corbières (Fontsainte) and Corsica (Marquiliani); estate Chablis,  including Premier Cru (Lavantureux); Pouilly-Fumé (Regis Minet); Semillon-based white Bordeaux (Graville-Lacoste);  Loire Cabernet Franc (Chanteleuserie’s Bourgueil), Kermit’s own Côtes-du-Rhône blend; juicy Beaujolais (Marcel Lapierre); rustic Grenache-Syrah from the Languedoc (Ermitage), and the great treat of Premier Cru Nuits-St. Georges (Chevillon). Purchase Tickets Online

 

Syrah’s Global Nobility | Thursday, April 20 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Syrah is Shiraz, let’s just get that straight! It’s the best world traveler among all the noble red grapes, carrying its signature aromas of raspberry, pepper, smoke and dried herbs wherever it goes. France’s northern Rhône Valley is the birthplace of Syrah, producing subtle age worthy reds. Australian Shiraz is a radically different expression, with riper fruit and usually more oak. We’ll investigate these very different terroirs through the beautiful wines of Chapoutier (France’s Crozes-Hermitage and Australia’s Victoria), Tenet (Washington State and Costières de Nimes), Two Hands (Barossa), Mollydooker (McLaren Vale), Tokara (South Africa), Dumol Syrah (Russian River Valley), Matchbook (Dunnigan Hills, CA). Chapoutier and Tenet’s winemaking teams handle both Old & New World Syrah expressions, too cool! Purchase Tickets Online

 

Comprehensive Clicquot, Seated Seminar Tasting, with Winemaker Gaelle Goossens | Tuesday, April 25 | 6:30pm Reception, 7pm Seating | $25 
We sure do love Champagne! Join us for an indulgent tasting of Everything Clicquot, including La Grande Dame 2008, Clicquot Rosé, Clicquot Vintage 2008, Clicquot Vintage Rosé 2008, Demi-Sec, and Yellow Label of course. We’ll have the great pleasure and benefit of Winemaker Gaelle Goossens, a native of Reims.  Her impressive resume includes deputy head of production of Bollinger. Gaelle joined the team of Clicquot’s Head Winemaker Pierre Casenave in 2016. She heads technical improvement projects, is in charge of the pressing center in the Côte des Blancs and of Chardonnay vinification. Chef Nicholas Redlin will prepare a lavish spread of Champagne-centric appetizers. Please note: This tasting replaces our regular Thursday tasting on April 27thPurchase Tickets Online

 

Arcadia Ales Beer Tasting | Thursday, April 27 | 6:30 to 8pm | $15 
Join us on Thursday, April 27, for a lovely spring inspired beer tasting with Arcadia Ales! We will be featuring three special, citrusy drafts just in time for the warm air, as well as an assortment of three bottled brews for you to taste. We’ll also be handing out complimentary glasses and other fun Arcadia swag. Small bites will accompany the beer. Purchase Tickets Online