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.
The Best Grape Varieties You Never Heard Of | Thursday, October 4 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
As sommeliers and “wine geeks”, it’s our particular passion to discover the undiscovered, and bring these finds to you. Aside from being fun to taste and discuss, these wines tend to be good buys, as the market has not yet driven up their prices. Explore the intriguing lesser-known wine world, including: Scheurebe in a Bocksbeutel from Franconia, Erbaluce from the Piedmont, Nerello Mascalese & Carricante from Sicily, Schioppettino from Friuli, Aleatico from the Marche, Godello from Galicia, Mencía from Bierzo, Xinomavro from Greece, Arinto from Portugal, and more! Purchase Tickets Online.
The Luxury Terroir of Wilson Daniels | Thursday, October 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Founded in 1978, Wilson Daniels is a family-owned marketing and sales company representing a highly selective portfolio of distinctive wines and spirits. Founders Win Wilson and Jack Daniels established long-term, strategic partnerships with luxury producers who possess profound respect for terroir, and are benchmarks in their region. These include Schramsberg in the Napa Valley, Domaine Leflaive in Burgundy, Castello di Volpaia in Tuscany, Elvio Cogno in the Piedmont, and Royal Tokaji in Hungary. Join us for an international tasting of stellar wines. Purchase Tickets Online.
Tablas Creek & Vineyard Brands, with Special Guest Jason Haas | Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Vineyard Brands was founded in 1971 by the late and legendary Robert Haas who built a portfolio of more than 75 wineries from around the world. In 1989, Jean-Pierre Perrin and François Perrin of Chateau de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape collaborated with Haas, their US importer, to establish Tablas Creek Vineyard on California’s Central Coast, west of Paso Robles. The 120-acre site twelve miles from the Pacific shares many of the same characteristics as the Perrins’ Rhône estate. Robert’s son Jason, currently managing the California estate, will tell the winery’s fascinating story, and share some of their unique blends and single variety bottlings. We will also sample a selection of other wines from the Perrin Family, including the mighty Château de Beaucastel! Purchase Tickets Online.
Luxury Tasting | Thursday, October 25 | 6:30 to 8pm | the Herbarium at Bad Hunter | $50
Join us on Thursday, October 25th, for our second annual Luxury Tasting in the Herbarium at Bad Hunter! We’ll be pouring over 50 fabulous wines! Start with Champagne poured from magnum bottles. Preview exciting new releases of 2015 Bordeaux, 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and 2016 Port – all attracting raves from the press. Look for top California offerings from great producers like Pahlmeyer, Ridge, Flowers, Paul Hobbs and Shafer. Sample Barolo and Brunello, Burgundy, Priorat and more! Accompanied by an array of small bites prepared by Bad Hunter. 10% discount on wines purchased the night of the tasting. Purchase Tickets Online.