Events at the Wine Bar Old Town
Wine & Beer Tastings in Chicago
Join the Plum Market Wine Team for a fun and informative wine tasting event. The Wine Team and the team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best beverages available. Reservations are necessary when noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8:00 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium WineBar tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. The WineBar is Located in the Lounge of Plum Market Old Town Chicago.
Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World | Thursday, April 4 | 6:30 to 8pm| $25
It’s no secret that America loves Cabernet! And California certainly makes some of the world’s very best examples. But this is a grape that does equally well in many parts of the world. Some are well-known for great Cabernet, such as Washington State, the Margaret River in Western Australia, and, of course, the ancestral home of Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux’s Médoc region. Some less-expected places will show their stuff too. For this great tasting we will reveal many faces of Cab – from California icons such as Ridge Vineyards and Napanook to other global superstars like Vasse Felix (Margaret River), Seven Hills (Washington State), Le Riche (Stellenbosch), and Casanova di Neri (Tuscany). If you love Cabernet, but can’t seem to wander outside of California, this tasting is especially for you. Purchase tickets online.
The Loire, River of Diversity | Thursday, April 11 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
The longest river in France flows over 600 miles, northward from the Massif Central through Sancerre towards Orleans, where it turns westward and continues to the Atlantic Ocean. What other growing region offers such a wide range of stellar options – sparkling, rosé, dry whites, dessert wine, light and rich reds, you name it! We’ll taste dry, sweet and sparkling Chenin Blanc and Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil and Chinon, Sancerre Rouge (Pinot Noir) – everything notable that we can get our hands on. Take a trip through the prettiest growing region in France, the land of chateaux! Purchase tickets online.
Tour Italy with Dalla Terra! | Thursday, April 18 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
Dalla Terra is an importer of Italian wines, founded in 1990 by Renaissance man Brian Larky. Brian has been winemaker at Ca’ del Bosco in Franciacorta, a whitewater guide in equatorial Africa, a pilot and a scuba dive master! His team of fellow adventurers includes charming and vivacious Kristin Milles, who will lead us from Puglia to Piedmont, with plenty of stops in between. We’ll sample classics from Vietti, di Gresy, Badia a Coltibuono and Poliziano. We’ll taste bubbles sourced from high on the steep slopes of Prosecco, Vermentino from the Tuscan coast, and a couple of examples of Italy’s vast array of unfamiliar grape varieties. Can you spell ‘Susumaniello’? Purchase tickets online.
Beaujolais – Way Beyond Nouveau | Thursday, April 25 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
Plum’s wine team has long been enamored of Beaujolais, southern Burgundy’s highly agreeable and versatile reds made from Gamay, with an occasional version of Chardonnay. These wines are often overlooked because the frivolous Beaujolais Nouveau is the only example many have tried. But the best of these wines offer deliciousness that can reward keeping, and provide a welcome respite from the scarcity and ever-climbing prices of their Pinot Noir neighbors to the North. From basic Beaujolais to village crus like Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent, we’ll sample wines from leading producers Louis Jadot, Guy Breton, Marcel Lapierre, and Nicole Chanrion, among others. Purchase tickets online.
Spring Wine Extravaganza | Thursday, May 16 | 6:30pm-8:00pm | $40
At The Herbarium at Bad Hunter 802 W Randolph St Chicago, IL 60607
Please join us for our second annual Spring Wine Tasting Extravaganza with over 40 premium selections from around the world, with a focus on the best dry roses, fresh white and subtle reds to welcome the warmer weather. Be ready to taste through a gorgeous array of the brand new 2018 roses from around the world, high quality white wines from the Old and the New Worlds, and refreshing yet complex grower’s Champagne. Light snacks will be provided by Bad Hunter, all in the modern vintage setting of The Herbarium room in the West Loop. Purchase tickets online.