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.


thurs16Post Xmas Steals, $15 and Under | Thursday, January 16 | 6:30 to 8pm | $15
Of course we’re still drinking good wine after the holiday frenzy has died down!  The question is, what to open?  Over the last couple months we’ve been pulling out special (pricey…) bottles with abandon, figuring now’s the time to share, not hoard, The Best.  But truth be told, there are plenty of modest wines that deliver pleasure, complexity, and terroir, too. We’ll showcase authentic steals from around the globe – southern Italy and France are sure to make an appearance, and own Washington State way over-delivers.  We’ll check out second labels (bumped from a winery’s ‘grand vin’), and gems made by cooperative cellars.  Buying the least expensive wine from a great producer is always a safe bet… The best buys of 2019 are still out there, and nothing’s more fun than bumping into a wine that tastes more expensive than it is! Purchase tickets online.

thurs23Blind Tasting Game | Thursday, January 23 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Just for fun, we’ll put out an assortment of red and white wines and see who can identify their type or grape variety. We’ll provide clues, with descriptions of what is typical of the wines being poured, and relevant tidbits of information. It’ll be up to you to figure out which is which! Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. Purchase tickets online.

thurs30Classics of Spain | Thursday, January 30 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Spain presents us with a dizzying variety of regional wines, but only a few of them have established themselves as familiar to American wine drinkers. To provide ourselves with a foundation for understanding the fascinating and rapidly-evolving wines of this country, we’ll focus on better-known regions that are easily explored. We’ll taste contrasting styles of Tempranillo-based reds from Rioja and Ribera del Duero, Albariño from Rias Baixas, and sparkling Cava from the Penedès. Producers will include Lopez de Heredia, Marques de Murrieta, Dominio de Pingus, and Raventos i Blanc. Purchase tickets online.