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Wine & Beer Tastings
Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. Sommeliers Jeff Mar, 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.
Take Flight! With Duckhorn Wine Company | Wednesday, March 5 | 6:30 to 8pm | $30 Inclusive
Join the fun and Meet the Winemakers! All five members of Duckhorn’s winemaking team will be at this tasting for lively discussion and bottle signing. Duckhorn Vineyards, famous for their exceptional estate Merlot, also has the Goldeneye, Migration, Decoy and Paraduxx labels under their wing. You’ll taste the current releases of Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Migration Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Goldeneye Pinot Noirs, Paraduxx, the range of Decoy wines and Duckhorn’s inaugural Napa Chardonnay. A variety of larger format bottles (magnums & 3-liters) will be available for purchase. Hosted by Eddie Merlot’s in Bloomfield Hills. Purchase Tickets Here.
Fun in a Bottle with Bonny Doon! | Thursday, March 6 | 6:30 to 8pm |$20
Spend an evening skipping through the playful wines of this super creative American winery. Based in Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon was founded by irrepressible oeno-innovator Randall Grahm who brought together Rhone varietals from France with California terroir. The tasting will cover the gamut of current releases including Albariño & Carignan (both rare in the New World), ‘Le Pousseur’ Syrah, ‘Querry” Cider and Le Cigare Volant, Bonny Doon’s signature Châteauneuf-du-Pape-style wine.
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Iberian Experience | Thursday, March 13 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Explore the rich complexities of this vast Old World peninsula. We’ll touch down in Portugal’s Douro, the Minho and Península de Setúbal, tasting both traditional wines and experimental blends. While in Spain, we’ll visit Catalonia, Ribera del Duero and Rioja, of course. This latter most famous region will be celebrated by the venerable Bodegas Faustino whose Gran Reserva 2001 was just named Wine of the Year by Decanter Magazine! Fautino’s Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva reds are a snapshot of Rioja’s broad spectrum of styles. Our delightful friend Maria Stevens will be our tour guide, with colorful commentary and insider info. Purchase Tickets Here.
Blind Tasting Game | Thursday, March 20 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
A.K.A. Guess the Varietal – Come have too much fun with us as we empower you to assess quality and recognize key varietals. “Blind Tasting” means assessing a glass of wine without knowing anything about it, not the price, growing region, varietal, vintage, nothing. Why blind taste? Because it’s the most effective, fair way to determine quality in a wine. We’ll give you the flavor profiles of key grape varietals and you’ll match them up to the wines you feel best represent them. You’ll get tons of hints and tips that will make for interesting discussion at your next party. Prizes will be awarded to the most fearless tasters! Purchase Tickets Here.
Classics & Comers | Thursday, March 27 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Familiarity with reliably excellent importers can be a super-useful tool for the discerning consumer. Through the wines of Maisons, Marques & Domaines, we’ll explore quality on four continents. The French models of Domaine Ott (Provencal rosé), La Doucette (Loire Sauvignon) and Delas (Rhône); plush modern blends from Querciabella (Tuscany) and Meerlust (South Africa); regional standards from Pio Cesare (Piedmontese Barbera) Grey (Chilean Carmenère). And bubbles (Roederer Estate) of course! Purchase Tickets Here.
Join Us for Weekly Wine & Beer Events at
Wine & Beer Tastings
Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative wine tastings. Anthony Minne 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 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 Old Town.
The Italian Portfolio of Vias Imports | Thursday March 6th | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Established in 1983, Vias represents one of the most comprehensive, thoughtful collections of Italian estates coming into the United States. The portfolio reflects the vast diversity of Italy’s wine regions and the native varietals that call them home. We’ll taste Nebbiolo from what is arguably Italy’s best cooperative cellar, Produttori del Barbaresco, Damilano Barbera d’Asti, a Super-Tuscan from Argiano, Kerner from Strattershof in the Alto Adige, and much more. Our friend Donald Hess from Vias will be on hand with plenty of insider info. Purchase Tickets Here.
The Blind Tasting Game with Our Own Madeline Triffon MS | Thursday March 13th | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
“Blind tasting,” means assessing a glass of wine without knowing anything about it, not the price, growing region, varietal, vintage, nothing. Why blind taste? Because it’s the most fair and effective way to determine quality in a wine. And, it’s allot of fun! We’ll give you the flavor profiles of typical examples of key grape varietals and let you match them up to the wines you feel best represent them. Madeline has trained dozens of aspiring sommeliers to assess quality and typicity this way- she’ll undoubtedly give plenty of hints and helpful tips that will make for interesting discussion at your next party! Cool prizes will be awarded to the luckiest tasters. Purchase Tickets Here.
California Dreamin’- Exciting New Wines of the Golden State | Thursday March 20th | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
The “California Wine” spirit has always been about improvement and innovation: taking lessons learned from the Old World and making them unique to our prime American wine land. There’s a fresh movement of exciting winemaking that’s pushing the boundaries yet again. Many winemakers are intentionally focusing on lower alcohol levels and minimizing new oak usage. They’re experimenting with obscure varietals and nudging into virgin growing regions. Forward thinking producers and wines will include Copain Chardonnay, Nyers Carignane, Martian Ranch Viognier and Sandhi Pinot Noir. Purchase Tickets Here.
CH Distillery Spirits Tasting | Tuesday, March 25 | 6:30 to 8pm | Complimentary
CH Distillery is the Windy City’s newest addition to the world of craft spirits. They are taking the world of distillates to an exciting new level with their Gin, Vodka, Bourbon and Rum made from ingredients grown in Illinois and distilled in Chicago. Their innovative flavor profiles have the mixologist crowd thrilled – we can champion their local mentality with focus on ‘grain-to-bottle’ philosophy. Welcome our new friends (and neighbors!) to the Plum Market and see what amazing cocktails they can create! Please RSVP Here.
Goose Island Beer Tasting | Wednesday, March 26 | 6:30 to 8pm | $10
Craft Beer in Chicago started in 1988 when John Hall, tired of the mass-produced lager style beers, opened the doors to the Goose Island Beer Company and opened our taste buds to a whole world of delicious beers. From the tried and true 312 & Honker’s Ale to the creation of ‘The Sisters’ sours and the always highly sought after Bourbon County Brand Stout, this brewery has paved the way from beer purgatory to the land of beer heaven. We will be sampling an array of Goose Island’s American and Belgian inspired Ales as well as their wonderfully elusive barrel aged offerings. Stop by and commune with other Craft Beer enthusiasts at this exciting tasting of a historic Chicago Brewery! Purchase Tickets Here.
The Rioja Experience | Thursday, March 27 | 6:30 to 8:00pm | $20
We’ll explore this famous region in north central Spain, boasting 2013’s #1 Wine (CVNE) and #1 European ‘Winery of the Year’, according to the Wine Spectator. We’ll showcase Rioja’s broad spectrum of styles, from young, easy-drinking Cosechas to complex, oak-aged Reservas. Bodegas represented will include López de Heredia, Muga, CVNE (Campañia Vinícola del Norte de España), Marqués de Cáceres and other fine producers. Guests can enter a drawing to win a dinner for two, a bottle of Gran Reserva and other Rioja goodies! Purchase Tickets Here.
About Madeline Triffon, MS