Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd


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.



tues12A Deep Dive into Champagne Ruinart | Tuesday, November 12 | 6:30pm Reception, 7pm Seated Seminar | $30
Maison Ruinart, France’s very first Champagne house, was established in 1789 by Nicolas Ruinart, inspired by his visionary uncle Dom Thierry Ruinart, a modest Benedictine monk native to the Champagne region. Ruinart Champagnes are made with an unusually high percentage of Chardonnay, resulting in aromatic freshness, roundness and elegance, contained by an impeccable structure.  These Champagnes are ‘steel magnolias’ in contract to yeasty, oxidative expressions. Winemaker Louise Brynden will explain how this house style is created using by controlling the amount of oxygen, using reductive winemaking techniques.

Louise is on the team of Frédéric Panaïotis, Chef de Cave of Maison Ruinart.  She’ll lead us through 7 Champagne cuvées, including:

  • Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne in 750 ml and magnum bottles – let’s see the difference!
  • Ruinart Rosé Champagne
  • Two vintages of Prestige Cuvée Dom Ruinart, 2006 and 2007
  • Two vintages Dom Ruinart Rosé, 2004 and 2007

What an opportunity – we’ll all learn to assess the world’s most ethereal wine through the eyes of someone who makes it! Purchase tickets online. 


thurs21Southwest France | Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Completely overshadowed by its neighbor Bordeaux (arguably the most prestigious appellation in the world) the wine regions of southwest France are incredibly diverse, sprawled across 120,000 acres. Despite its expanse, this area of France’s least populated, with only 10 residents per square mile! This region is internationally famous for Armagnac, but also offers a plethora of wonderfully unique wines made from native grape varieties grown on singular unique terroirs. We’ll emphasize small but established appellations like Madiran (where the Tannat grape reigns), Bergerac, Cahors (the ancestral home of Malbec), and Côtes de Gascogne (blends of Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon, and Gros Manseng).  We might even throw in a Cognac to finish in style! Purchase tickets online.