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.




WineBar Closed | Happy Fourth of July!



thurs11Bastille Day 230th Anniversaire Party! | Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM | $20
Bastille Day, or La Fête Nationale, celebrates the French Revolution, which overthrew the monarchy and established a republic. The Bastille was a fortress in Paris which held political prisoners and a large supply of gunpowder and ammunition. On July 14, 1789, rebels raided the fortress, a symbol of the royal government. Feudalism was abolished in August of 1789, but the storming of the Bastille was a turning point in the revolution. We will mark the momentous occasion slightly en avance, on Thursday, July 11th, with a selection of French wines from importer Kermit Lynch, whose portfolio features “wines of the people”, family-owned, sustainably farmed properties. We’ll highlight the south of France, with producers to include Tempier, Vieux Telegraphe, La Tour Vieille, Trinquevedel, Fontsainte, Leccia, Clos Ste. Magdeleine, and d’Aupilhac.  Vive la France! Allons enfants de la patrie! Purchase tickets online.


wed17Willamette Valley Wineries | Wednesday July 17 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM | $20
We’re teaming up with wineries of the Willamette Valley who will be in town this week: folks from Lingua Franca,  Cristom, Elk Cove, Adelsheim, Division, and Nicolas-Jay will be pouring their wines. Of course there will be Pinot Noir from this region, which has established itself as a world-class source for the variety. But wait, there’s more! Chardonnay has made great strides in recent years, and joins Riesling and Pinot Gris as white wines deserving of our attention. And there’s Gamay too. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and taste with the Real Vintners of Willamette Valley!  Please note this event falls on a Wednesday instead of our normal Thursday wine tasting event. Purchase tickets online.


 thurs25Summer Sparklers | Thursday July 25 | 6:30 to 8:00 PM | $20
We all love bubbles, and sparkling wine is especially refreshing in the summertime. We’ll try wines for every budget, from casual Prosecco to Pet-Nat to fancy Champagne, from many parts of the world, from California to South Africa to Tasmania! Names to look for include Roederer, Laurent-Perrier, Ferrari, Schramsberg, Segura Viudas, Gruet, and Jansz. Summer fun! Purchase tickets online.