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.
Ring in the Holidays with Kermit Lynch | Thursday, November 29 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Celebrate the season with one of our very favorite suppliers: the inestimable Kermit Lynch, champion of family-owned small European estates of impeccable quality and integrity. We’ll break out some Burgundies, Rhônes, bubbles and others, from the likes of Vieux Télégraphe, A. & P. de Villaine, Champalou, Hippolyte Reverdy, and Domaine Tempier. Don’t miss this one! Purchase Tickets Online.
Leonardo LoCascio Selections – Iconic Italy | Thursday, December 6 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
When Leonard LoCascio founded his company from his garage in 1980, he named it “Winebow” as an homage to “rainbow”, because he intended to import a very wide spectrum of wine! A native of Palermo, the first wines he brought in were from Sicily but he soon expanded, introducing wines from lesser-known regions, especially southern Italy, to the United States. LoCascio came from an entrepreneurial family that produced essential oils. He received an MBA from the University of Chicago, and worked in corporate finance and banking. “I wanted family-owned and -operated wineries that exhibited regional character and over-delivered for the price.” LoCascio retired in 2015 but Winebow still acts as importer and distributor. We’ll taste selections from esteemed producers including Ceretto in Piedmont, Altesino and Castellare in Tuscany, Tramin in Alto-Adige, and Mastroberardino in Campania. Purchase tickets online.
Pinot Noir – Old and New World | Thursday, December 13 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Burgundy long ago established the standard for Pinot Noir, a grape notorious for dashing the hopes of growers and tasters alike looking for an epiphany. In the course of time, regions in other parts of Europe, as well as in the New World, have learned how to cope with the demands of this finicky variety. We can now enjoy outstanding Pinot Noir from many cool climate sources. We’ll pour some Burgundy, of course, alongside wines from California, Oregon, New Zealand, Germany and elsewhere. Albert Morot, Littorai, Eyrie, Innocent Bystander, and Becker will be among the highlights of our tour. Purchase tickets online.
Sparklers for Every Celebration! Our Last Fling of 2018! | Thursday, December 20 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Join us at the peak of the holiday season with sparkling wines from around the world. We’ll taste a wide range of bubbles, including some spectacular values, from French Champagne to French Crémant, Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco and Franciacorta, and exceptional domestic sparklers. This is a great way to experience the whole world of sparkling wines! We’ll be pouring Roederer, Pol Roger, Schramsberg, Gruet, Ca’del Bosco, Jeio, and J.B. Adam, among others. Don’t miss! Purchase tickets online.