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.

 

thurs4The GSM Triumvirate | Thursday, April 4 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
The three main varietals used to produce wine in France’s Southern Rhône are Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Grenache tends to be the most dominant grape used in the Rhône blends and provides soft, spiced berry flavors and upfront fruit. Syrah adds aromas of smoked meat, black pepper, and black olives with a fair amount of tannins. Mourvèdre adds earthiness and gamy flavors with darker color pigments and more tannins. These 3 grapes have traveled all over the world and are particularly adept to Australia and California.  We’ll explore examples from all the aforementioned locales and others we might find.  Other grape varieties might also invade the trio, but in small quantities. Purchase tickets online.

thurs11Beyond Nebbiolo – Piedmont’s Native Diversity | Thursday, April 11 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
Noble Piemonte, “the foot of the mountain,” is cradled on three sides by the Apennines and the Alps and produces some of Italy’s finest wines, including Nebbiolo of haunting aromas and great longevity.  We did an exploration of Nebbiolo not that long ago, but Piedmont is also host to countless other grapes, mostly reds with a few whites, including Arneis, Gavi and delightful and effervescent Moscato.  We will explore workhorse Barbera and Dolcetto, as well as refined expressions of both, and more obscure grapes like Grignolino, Ruché, and Freisa.  Here at Ann Arbor North Campus we gravitate towards this area of the world when it comes to making our personal wine suggestions and we hope you come out loving these wines as much as we do! Purchase tickets online.

thurs18West Coast Artisan Stars | Thursday, April 18 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
All of us adore discovering what’s the newest and best of everything, and not just wine!  Join us as we push away from the shores of the known, forgoing comfort labels for exciting, under-the-radar wine producers from Napa, Sonoma, Washington’s Red Mountain, and Willamette Valley. We’ll taste forward-thinking quality-driven producers like Amici and Apriori from California, Denison from Oregon, Newsprint from Washington State, Olema from Sonoma, and Picayune Padlock with fruit sourced from Sonoma Coast.  We’ll even taste a Portuguese venture started by two Napa folks. This will be a Discovery Wine Night to remember! Purchase tickets online. 

thurs25Rosé is Okay by Us! | Thursday, April 25 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
It’s that cheerful time of year when everyone’s reaching for dry rosés, embracing a delightful southern European practice. These refreshing, crisp pink wines come in a range of styles and shades from around the world and are tailor made for salads, backyard grilling, and all casual fare. The range will be varied and sophisticated, including rosés from Portugal’s Vinho Verde, Michigan, Rioja, Languedoc, Beaujolais, Tavel, and of course, Provence. Most of these will be very fresh from the just launched 2018 vintage. Celebrate our favorite season with us—rosé season! Purchase tickets online.                   

Bordeaux’s Sensational 2016 & 2015 Vintages | wednesday, May 8 |6:30pm-8pm | Tickets $40
“Get ready for our best Bordeaux tasting yet!” That’s what we said last year about the 2015 Bordeaux and, yet, 2016 stands to eclipse that great vintage. “The best 2016s are powerful, richly layered, vibrant and stunningly beautiful.” –Antonio Galloni, Vinous. And, 2016 is both plentiful and consistent! We’ll showcase over 30 wines, focusing on the best 2016 Bordeaux and a variety of top 2015’s, from classified growths to leading petit chateaux. 90+ points is the norm from top critics. Superstars abound from both banks with a razor’s edge to the Left Bank in 2016 and to the Right Bank for 2015. The line-up will include Château Pedesclaux, Durfort-Vivens, Lagrange, Chasse-Spleen, Villemaurine, Bonalgue and more. This will be a truly extraordinary tasting! Purchase tickets online.