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Wine & Beer Tastings
Join the Plum Market Wine Team every Thursday for a fun and informative wine tasting! Sommeliers Denny, Madeline, Patrick, Robin, Sarah, and Markian provide light-hearted explorations of the newest and best products available. Our Thursday tastings include up to 10 wines accompanied by light munchies.
Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. All tastings commence at 6:30pm and end at 8pm. Products will be available for purchase at Plum’s dependably terrific prices. A link for on-line ticket sales is provided, but walk-ins are always welcome. The event price does not include tax. Located in the lounge of Plum Market West Bloomfield.
The Complete Piedmont Experience | Thursday, December 5 | $20
Northern Italy’s Piemonte (pea-eh-mon-tay), “foot of the mountain”, is a province where food and wine is taken super-seriously! It’s the land of truffles and succulent meats, smoothing the tannins of their famed red Nebbiolo. We’ll show a sweeping range, including: tender Arneis, mineral-tinged Gavi, fruity Dolcetto, versatile Barbera, a modern blend, edgy Langhe Nebbiolo, peachy Moscato d’Asti. And heroic Barbaresco and Barolo of course! The representative wineries include classic Ceretto and forward-thinking Roberto Voerzio, both A+ by anybody’s measure. And some new to us – Villa Remotti, Tenuta la Marchesa, Castello di Neive and Monchiero Carbone. Our elegant friend Christel Burke from Winebow Imports will provide interesting info. Purchase tickets online.
Classic France | Thursday, December 12 | $20
Reflected in the impeccable producers of Frederick Wildman Imports. We’ll touch down in Champagne, Burgundy, the Loire, Alsace, Northern & Southern Rhône, Bordeaux, and the Languedoc. The benchmark producers you’ll meet include Pol Roger, Pascal Jolivet, Olivier Leflaive, Hugel, Faiveley, Paul Jaboulet Aîné, and Hecht & Bannier. You’ll enjoy the widest range of styles and price points –stocking stuffers for Francophiles! Purchase tickets online.
All-Champagne Holiday Celebration | Thursday, December 19 | $25
Including Dom & Krug! This tasting value is a heartfelt Thank You to you who have supported Plum’s Thursday tastings, and a warm Welcome to those of you who just discovered us. California’s Chandon is the ice breaker – then we bask in an all-French Champagne line-up: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Ruinart, Moët & Chandon (2004 Dom Pérignon), and Krug (Grande Cuvée). The indulgent range of styles includes Blanc de Blancs, Vintage Brut, Rosé, & ultra-premium Tête de Cuvée. We’ll toast each other and do a little last minute bubble shopping. Grandes Marques, Grand Times! Purchase tickets online.
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 6:30pm and end at 8:00pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. Located in the Lounge of Plum Market Old Town.
Bubbles Galore | Thursday, December 5 | 6:30pm – 8pm | $20
The celebratory POP! of a bottle of bubbles is part of the holiday season. But there are many great sparklers made outside of France’s Champagne region. The wine world offers us the widest range of styles made from all different grapes in all different places, many at a fraction of the price of the Original. We’ll explore classic style styles of sparklers, including Champagne itself, Prosecco, dry Lambrusco, Sekt, Cava, and much more. Not forgetting our favorite value, Crémant: French sparkling wine made by Champagne’s “methode traditionnelle”, and a steal indeed. Purchase tickets online.
Spain’s Numanthia & West Loop Salumi Pair Up at Plum | Tuesday, December 10 | 6:30pm – 8pm | Complimentary
A unique opportunity to experience deep red wines from Spain’s exotic Toro region paired with Salumi (cured meat) from the only USDA certified Salumeria in the U.S. We’ll taste the Numanthia range, including the just- released Termanthia 2010, made from 150 year old pre-phylloxera vines! We’ll also present West Loop’s Numanthia-infused Salumis made exclusively for Plum Market. Salumi and Numanthia reds are a natural pairing, a beautiful expression of Old World tradition in a New World style. The owner of West Loop will be in attendance to answer questions well as representatives from the Numanthia Winery. RSVP online.
First Annual Holiday Spirits Walk-Around Tasting | Thursday, December 12| 7pm – 8:30pm | Complimentary
‘Tis the season for entertaining and fireside sipping! Jump start your holiday cheer as we open some of our most prestigious whiskeys, scotches, brandies, and liqueurs. We’ll present over 20 craft spirits and cocktails for you to try! Sip on Scotch from Glenmorangie, small batch Tequila from Blue Agave, Crafthouse cocktails by Chicago’s own master mixologist Charles Joly, locally produced Koval spirits, and Next Star Vodka. You’ll meet local industry experts including distillers & mixologists. Get inspired for your gift-giving, party throwing, and cozy winter evenings at our inaugural holiday spirit bash! RSVP online.
Glenmorangie Scotch Seminar | Tuesday, December 17 | 7:30pm – 9pm | $35
A formal seminar exploring the rich history of this Highland Scotch icon. We’ll pour selections from the vast range of Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotches with varying maturations and cask finishes. Features include: ‘The Original 10 year’, The 12 year Quinta Ruban Port Cask Finish, The 12 year La Santa Sherry Cask Finish, The 12 year Nectar d’Or Sauternes Cask Finish, The Extremely Rare 18 Year, & the highly acclaimed ‘The Ealanta’. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about, discuss and taste some of the finest expressions of whisky that Scotland has to offer! Purchase tickets online.
Louis/Dressner & The Ugly Holiday Sweater Party | Thursday, December 19 | $20
Louis/Dressner Selections is a portfolio of over 100 vignerons hailing from France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, and Chile. The passionate mission is best represented verbatim: “We do have a group of often fanatical growers … who make their wines with honesty, passion and humor. This is fine winemaking at its purest … All wines are made with natural yeasts. The growers want low yields for greater concentration. We look for growers with holdings in old vines. Wines are either not filtered or minimally filtered.” Don’t miss this immersion into European terroir, or “Sense of Place”! Our friend Josefa Concannon from Louis/Dressner will be on hand to shepherd our unique tasting travels. Prizes will be awarded for ugliest sweaters. Purchase tickets online.
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