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.

 

 

 

Southern Rhône Warmth | Thursday, May 3 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
We love recommending all the wines from the Southern Rhône Valley – reds, rosés and whites, they’re all wonderfully versatile at the table, with suppleness and warm flavors.  This sun-drenched, rugged land is best known for ripe reds with pepper spice, dried herbs, and deep meaty scents.  The mistral wind+ blows fiercely across its Mediterranean landscape, the homeland of Grenache-based blends that often include Syrah and Mourvèdre, but also Cinsault and Carignan.  We’ll explore all the classic appellations: varied styles of Côtes-du-Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (blanc and rouge), Vacqueyras, Lirac, Gigondas, Rasteau.  Maybe we’ll throw in Luberon, Ventoux or the Costières de Nimes.  You can look forward to the quality level of the domaines of Vieux Télégraphe, Bois de Boursan and Beaurenard, for starters! Purchase Tickets Online.

 

wed9Bordeaux’s Sensational 2015 Vintage | Wednesday, May 9 | 6:30 to 8pm | $40
Get ready for our best Bordeaux tasting yet! Raves over the 2015 vintage are pouring in: “Two thousand fifteen has turned out to be a fabulous vintage for Bordeaux … the best wines are truly phenomenal.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous. We’ll showcase over 30 of the best 2015’s, everything from classified growths to top petit chateaux, all bought early at fabulous prices. 90 + points is the norm for ratings from top critics! The line-up will include Château Gazin, Montrose, Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Durfort Vivens, Smith Haut Lafitte, Senejac, Haut Bages Libéral, Lafon Rochet, Coutet, Branaire Ducru and much more. “2015 should easily be the best vintage since 2010.” James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.Purchase Tickets Online.

 

thurs17A Tuscan Exploration | Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Romance, art, and idyll spring to mind when one thinks of Tuscany.  Then the imagination flows towards its wine and irresistible local cuisine. Sangiovese reigns supreme in the classic wines of this gorgeous province.  But it seems that the image of Tuscany transformed overnight from the temple of traditionalism to the birthplace of the rogue Super Tuscan movement and Bordeaux varietals. We’ll showcase fine examples of both camps, touching down in San Gimignano, Chianti Classico (Fèlsina), Chianti Rufina, Montalcino (Tenuta di Sesta), Montepulciano (Avignonesi), coastal Bolgheri and Scansano (Morisfarms). Join us in celebrating Tuscany’s deep history and its forward-thinking innovation. Purchase Tickets Online. 

 

thurs24Everything’s Comin’ Up Rosé | Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Now that welcome warmth is here to stay, it’s only right that we show you a super selection of charming rosé wines from all over France. Americans have enthusiastically embraced the category of dry pink wine, and its versatility at any table and occasion. At this time of year, we’re inundated with a dizzying array of rosés from all over the world, some cranked out to capitalize on the genre. We buy only the best, rosés made with quality intent, from fruit specifically grown for the purpose. Kermit Lynch’s French family estates deliver excellence year after year – come taste the new 2017 releases of growers who have become our fast friends, and some new kids on the block. The array of appellations is impressive, and includes Burgundy’s Beaujolais and Marsannay, the Loire’s Bourgueil and Cheverny, Bandol and Tavel from the south.  And Provence, of course!  Purchase Tickets Online. 

 

thurs31Wines for Seafood | Thursday, May 31 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Everybody knows that crisp Chablis or cleansing Muscadet is a must that when enjoying fresh oysters on the half shell. Or, when indulging in buttery lobster a nuanced and creamy Meursault melts into the dish perfectly. The sheer range of seafood available at Plum Market inspires us to investigate and share a few more of these magical pairings. We recognize that salmon pairs very well with Pinot Noir, but tuna might require a heavier red like Merlot.  Did you know that mussels with chorizo blend magnificently with Fino Sherry? We’ll play with a range of options, and present you with delicious pairings. We’re not promising oysters or lobster, but we will for sure have some fun with a diverse group of wines and bite-size fruits of the sea. Purchase Tickets Online. 

 

thurs5Bordeaux Estate Owners & Experts | Tuesday, June 5 | 6:30pm reception, 7-8pm tasting | Tickets $30
Join us for a unique tasting with Bordeaux estate owners and sales director! Jean Jacques Borie, owner of Château Malartic Lagraviere, Jean Triaud, owner of Château Saint-Pierre & Château Gloria, and Augustin Lacaille, sales director of Château d’Issan & Château Pédesclaux. Our Friend Anthony Delsener of AHD Vintners will also be speaking as the importer of these beautiful wines and a Bordeaux specialist in his own right. You’ll taste 8 Left Bank wines, classified growths and their second labels, from the sensational 2015 vintage, including:

  • Blason d’Issan (Margaux) • Château d’Issan (Margaux)
  • Château Pédesclaux (Pauillac) • Château Haut-Beychevelle Gloria
  • Château Gloria (Saint-Julien) • Château Bel Air Gloria (Haut-Médoc)
  • Château Malartic Lagraviere Blanc & Rouge (Pessac-Léognan)

What better experience for a Bordeaux lover than hearing intimate details about terroir, winemaking, history and family lore from the lips of these Château owners and directors! Purchase Tickets Online.