Events at the WineBar West Bloomfield

6565 Orchard Lake Rd


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.



Denny’s Garage Sale VI – “The Wines Awaken” | Thursday, July 27 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
There’s no more exuberant oeno-fun than Denny’s Garage Sale!  Popular demand has tucked this shopping spree onto our calendar twice a year.  Our beloved Wine Team Patriarch Denny Walsh has a positively magical touch in ferreting out killer buys of killer wines.  With prices ranging from “free” to ultra-premium, you can rest assured that you’re getting all of the wines at the equivalent of up to half –off normal retail pricing.  We’ll show around 20 gems – the list is still coming together, but here are a few teaser highlights: Duckhorn “Three Palms” Merlot and Coho “Headwaters” from Napa’s beautiful 2012 vintage, De Bortoli Noble One (Australia’s Sauternes-style steal), Bonny Doon’s “A Proper Pink”, Domaine Schlumberger Riesling ‘Les Princes Abbes’, 2010 Tenute Silvio Nardi  ‘Poggio Doria’ Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, 2010 Numanthia Toro in magnum.  Note to self and companions:  our Garage Sale enjoys strong attendance, so we recommend arriving in a timely fashion. Purchase Tickets Online


Just Off the Boat! Newest Releases from Kermit Lynch | Thursday, August 3 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
We’re always excited to present fresh releases from our special relationship with Kermit Lynch Wine Merchants, unequaled in the world of European imports. Kermit’s growers speak to the essence of their regions’ terroir. At this special end-of-summer tasting, we’ll offer over fifteen wines, brand new faces and fresh vintages from fast friends. You can look forward to: Reverdy’s Sancerre Rosé, Bernard Dichon’s old vine Moulin-à-Vent, Dupeuble Beaujolais Blanc (un-oaked Chardonnay), Thivin’s Côte de Brouilly, Olivier Savary (Chablis star) Bourgogne Blanc Epineuil, Domaine de Villaine Bouzeron Aligoté, Eric Chevalier Muscadet, Salvard Pinot Noir (the best Loire value producer), Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Villages (killer terroir…), and a Sancerre producer new to us, Roger Neveu. Let’s dig into these newest wines from a superb importer, offered at spectacular prices. Cheers! Purchase Tickets Online


Southern Rhône Stars, from a Home-Grown Importer | Thursday, August 10 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
In the 1970’s, JC and Rosemary Mathes from Ann Arbor, Michigan found themselves in the vineyards of the southern Rhône Valley with enough French language skills to ask for help. JC went on to be recognized by the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker as a pioneering American Rhône importer, committed to stunning Grenache and Syrah. JC Mathes brought the first Gigondas and Côtes-du-Rhone Villages into Michigan and was at the frontrunner of promoting Vacqueyras, Rasteau and Cairanne. JC’s stellar imports have remained linked through decades. The company is now called Kindred Vines and our guest Robin Jackson will share the original family properties discovered in the 70’s and 80’s. We’ll comprehensively explore the southern Rhône through exceptional producers such as Domaine du Pegau (Châteauneuf-du-Pape), Domaine de La Tourade, Les Vignerons du Mont Ventoux and Domaine de l’Oratoire, and more. Please join us! Purchase Tickets Online


What Goes with What, and Why?
Wine & Food Pairing Class with Madeline Triffon, MS | Thursday, August 17 | 7pm | $25
An interactive adventure in food and wine harmony, with our own Madeline Triffon, MS, who loves nothing better than demystifying everything wine related. You’ll experience food-and-wine pairings that demonstrate super-easy principles. We’ll taste eight wines that express key textures – acidity, tannin, alcohol and sweetness as well as primal flavors of fruit, oak and earth. Each wine will be paired with a food component – sweet, sour, bitter, salt, fat, protein and heat. Then, we’ll sit back and watch what happens! This will not be a dinner, but will include light wine bar munchies. Only thirty seats are available; you can reserve your tickets online now. Please arrive by 6:45pm as the seminar will start promptly at 7pm. 


Our Wine Team’s Favorites | Thursday, August 24 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Our whole team is picking their personal favorite wines to share with you. And we all have very different views of what tastes best! Hints about what you can look forward to tasting? Some of us adore classic Italian wines, and feel the same about dry Riesling. Some love all things New World, especially big Cab Sauvs. Some of us are happily drawn to the most eclectic off beat finds, and fine sparkling wines. We all love Pinot Noir a.k.a. red Burgundy, so we’ll have to indulge. At the end of the day, there’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing the wines that touch us. Each wine will be tagged with a name – Denny, Patrick, Michael, Chris, Jake, Robin, Madeline, Paula, Maureen – so it’ll be fun to see whose taste is most compatible with yours! Purchase Tickets Online


thurs31Best Values on the Planet – Wines Around $10! | Thursday, August 31 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
“Back to School” means buying laptops, cell phones, printers, all sorts of pricey electronics, and expensive textbooks, digital or print versions. We’re going to make it easy to keep on sipping really good wine all along, because our definition of “value” is wine that tastes more expensive than it actually is! This tasting is chock full of shockingly good wines that way over-deliver in their price points. What kinds of wine? From everywhere – European, American, earthy, fruity, rosé, white, red, the whole gamut of styles. Who doesn’t adore a great deal? Purchase Tickets Online