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.
Staff Picks – Wines We Remember & Love from 2018 | January 31 | 6:30-8pm | $20
Our Old Town Wine Team is very proud of the selection of wines we carry. Truly, every wine is here for a reason. Still, through the year, each of us finds a few wines that strike us personally – we want to tell everyone, “You’ve gotta try this!” Tonight we’ll revisit some of these, offering some unique and some classically styled bottlings, as well as a sneak peek into our psyches. Purchase Tickets Online.
Wines You’ll Fall in Love With | Thursday, February 7 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
It’s exactly a week before Valentine’s Day… Time to find romance-in-a-bottle! Shopping for an ideal wine to share with your soulmate, a potential sweetie, or just friends? We have some love-themed wines for you! Flowers, RoseRock, Loveblock, Saint-Amour, Castello di Ama…all of our wines will have a romantic twist. Select a bottle to share, and open a heart! Purchase tickets online.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Cousins | Thursday, February 14 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
“Châteauneuf-du-Pape” evokes warm, welcoming, rich reds from southern France. It is the premier Southern Rhône appellation, a large commune that takes its name, “Pope’s New Château”, from the relocation of Clément V’s papal court from Rome to Avignon in 1309. This sun-drenched, rugged land is best known for ripe Grenache-based reds with pepper spice, dried herbs, and deep meaty scents. The mistral wind blows fiercely across its Mediterranean landscape, homeland to blends that often include Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. The size of the appellation spells diversity, and we’ll showcase a wide range of excellent domaines, including Vieux Télégraphe, Château la Nerthe, Clos du Mont Olivet, Château de Saint-Cosme, and Domaine de la Janasse. You can look forward to wines from noble adjacent appellations Vacqueyras and Gigondas, and maybe an especially good Côtes-du Rhône or two. Purchase tickets online.
A Midwinter’s Delight – American Whiskies | Thursday, February 21 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
From local Blaum Bros, through Colorado’s Breckenridge and Texas’ Balcones, to Kentucky’s Heaven Hill and Willett, with high rye content or single malt, there’s a world of whiskies, bourbons and ryes to discover in one of the most dynamic and exciting spirits category in America. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience to taste a dozen American whiskies side by side in a casual and relaxed setting. Expect a special guest appearance: our very own Elijah Craig barrel pick! Expected lineup will include Blaum Bros Bourbon, Breckenridge Bourbon, Breckenridge Port Finish, Balcones Single Malt, Elijah Craig Plum Market Barrel pick (hopefully), Pikesville Rye, Willett Pot Still Reserve, Noah’s Mill Bourbon, Rowan’s Creek Bourbon, Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye, Michters’ American Whiskey, and Michters Rye. Purchase tickets online.
Mystical Burgundy | Thursday, February 28 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Perhaps the most treasured and sought-after French wines are those from Burgundy, a.k.a ‘Bourgogne’. They provoke our curiosity and acquisitiveness for their often transcendent quality and their elusiveness. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the production of many wines is tiny, given the small vineyard holdings of most producers. Over the centuries, vignerons have precisely delineated their terroir, down to the row. Additionally, recent vintages have given unusually small yields due to hail and other natural threats. We will present an overview of the region, covering the subject with both white and red wines, from Chablis in the North to the Mâconnais to the South, stopping in the Cote d’Or along the way. We’ll include visits to Leroy, Louis Jadot, Blain-Gagnard, Pierre Guillemot, Château Fuissé and much more. As an additional treat, we’ll be joined by Plum’s First Lady of Wine, the ever-delightful Madeline Triffon MS! Purchase tickets online.