Events at the WineBar West Bloomfield

6565 Orchard Lake Rd

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Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. Sommeliers Patrick Peterson, Robin Westphal, and Madeline Triffon 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 Plum Market West Bloomfield.

 

 

 

thurs23Chile Today – Beyond ‘Best Buys’ | Thursday, February 23 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Chilean wines have evolved way beyond simply value. With a rich winemaking culture started by Spanish conquistadores and missionaries in the 1500’s, Chile benefited from European expertise with vinifera vines brought over in the 1830’s.  With extreme geographic isolation due to the Andes, the Pacific and Antarctica, Chile is the only major winemaking country totally phylloxera-free! We’ll taste Pinot Noir and whites from cool climate Valle del Leyda; classic Cabs and Carmenère from the Maipo Valley outside the capital Santiago; and Reserva reds from the Colchagua and Maule valleys further south. Carmenère, Bordeaux’s “lost” grape is of special interest, attaining a unique expression here. Producers will include Leyda, specialist in cool climate varietals grown in a coastal valley named after the winery; historic Cousiño-Macul, the first Chilean label to make significant inroads in the U.S. with their fine Cabernet; Tarapacá, producing only premium reds, and modern TerraNoble. Purchase Tickets Online

For the Love of Beaujolais! The Nobility of Its Crus & Gamay | Thursday, March 2 | 6:30 to 8PM |  $20
Gamay, the darling red grape of today’s sommelier, is no longer considered a simple, fruity shadow of Pinot Noir.  Thanks to superlative Beaujolais growers, Gamay’s best wines are as smooth, complex and seductive as Burgundy, of which Beaujolais is the southernmost extension.  Craggy granite hillsides are home to the Crus, 10 communes (villages), and contribute terroir expressions that vary tremendously, from the delicacy of Chiroubles to the dark grip of Moulin-à-Vent.  We’ll explore several Crus through family domaines including Domaine de Vissoux (Brouilly), Domaine du Moulin d’Eole (Chiroubles), Domaine de Roche (Fleurie), and Domaine des Gaudets (Morgon).  The depth and ageability of Moulin â Vent will be shown by Champs de Cour and Ligier-Belair, the latter known for fine Vosne-Romanée.  These wines represent some of the only significant values in today’s Burgundy! We’ll finish playfully with Kir Royale made from Domaine de Vissoux’s wonderful crème de cassis (blackcurrant) and pêche (peach).  Our dear friend Michelle DeHayes, Advanced Sommelier, will be on hand for cheer and info!  Purchase Tickets Online

Champagne & Chablis – Chardonnay’s Essence | Thursday, March 9 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
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What Makes Napa So Special?  A Friendly Shootout | Thursday, March 16 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
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Best Buys from Classic France | Thursday, March 23 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
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fri31Far Niente’s Beth Nickel – A Visit from California Royalty! | Friday, March 31 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
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