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.

 

Champagne! And All That Sparkles | Thursday, December 22 | 6:30pm – 8pm | $20
Indulge in an All-Sparkling tasting in the heart of the holidays.  French Champagne will lead the pack, of course, with the great houses, “grand marques” of Veuve Clicquot (we’ll taste La Grande Dame!), Moët and Ruinart, as well as artisan grower J. Lassalle.  The best of America will be on hand with Roederer Estate (Anderson Valley), Chandon (Napa) and our own L. Mawby with his gold-medal winning rosé “Grace”.  Values will abound with premium Prosecco and Cava as well as French Crémant.  Delectable Moscato will take care of our sweet tooth.  We’ll serve crunchy munchies ideal with crisp bubbles – white pizza and popcorn for sure.  Come raise a glass of bubbly cheer with us! Purchase Tickets Online

Les Vins du Sud – The Wines of Gérard Bertrand | Thursday, January 12 | 6:30pm to 8pm | $20
Gérard Bertrand is a celebrity in France, famous for captaining the national rugby team.  He has deep, unique expertise in the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon, having grown up in the vineyards.  From his base in Corbières, he has amassed many properties, working with collaborative growers in virtually every appellation; biodynamic agriculture is now used for 8 of his estates.  We’ll taste sparkling wines from Limoux, reds from Fitou, Minervois, and Pyrénées-Orientales, fortified wine from Banyuls, as well as dry rosé and white wines from the greater Languedoc-Roussillon.  Wines from Bertand’s own properties of Domaine de Cigalus, Château La Sauvageonne and Clos d’Ora will be represented.  Robert Parker comments, “Former rugby player Gérard Bertrand makes a bevy of high quality wines … well-made, textured, ripe profiles that are always a joy to drink.”  The Wine Enthusiast named Bertrand  European winery of the year!  Purchase Tickets Online

Back to Awesome Australia! With Old Bridge Cellars | Thursday, January 19 | 6:30pm to 8pm | $20
Established in 1990, Old Bridge Cellars represents “fiercely independent winemakers who retain their belief in artisan winemaking” and are regional pioneers.  We’ll explore the Hunter Valley in New South Wales with dry Semillon (Brokenwood); Yarra Valley and Tasmania with fine Pinot Noir (Giant Steps, Maison L’Envoye); Rutherglen with their iconic Muscat dessert wine (Chambers); Coonawarra with elegant, textbook Cabernet Sauvignon (Penley); McLaren Vale with Grenache and blends (superstar d’Arenberg); Barossa Valley with gorgeous Shiraz (John Duval); Margaret River with poignant Chardonnay (Leeuwin).  Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate says, “thanks in large part to the work of such talented importers as (Old Bridge Cellars), American consumers have never had such an enormous selection of Australia’s finest as well as rarest wines.”  Purchase Tickets Online

The Piedmont Guy – Sit-Down Seminar | Thursday, January 26 | 6:30pm to 8pm | $30
“Everything Piedmont” will be covered at this comprehensive tasting:  Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Arneis and more.  Weston Hoard is the self-declared Piedmont Guy, importer of beautiful wines from Italy’s northwestern province.  Profiled in the Wall Street Journal’s “Food & Drink” section, he’s a very tall Scandinavian-American from Minnesota, with charm and enthusiasm equal to his knowledge.  Weston worked at the Paolo Scavino winery, where he also learned to speak Italian, becoming their expert manager.  He’ll lead us through 11 wines from 6 producers, including:  Oddero Barolo “Villero”, Simone Scaletta Barolo, Luigi Giordano Barbaresco “Montestefano”, Angelo Negro Roero Arneis & Langhe Nebbiolo, and Cantina del Glicine Barbera d’Alba.  The four Barolo & Barbaresco will be from the excellent 2011 and superb 2010 vintages.  Purchase Tickets Online