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.



thurs29Blind Tasting Fun | Thursday August 29 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
It’s almost back to school time, so let’s dust off our practice, knowledge and intuition! Just for fun, we’ll put out an assortment of beautiful red and white wines, concealing their identities, and see who can deduce their type or grape variety. The wines will be very expressive examples and we’ll provide plenty of clues, with descriptions of what is typical of the wines being poured. It’ll be up to you to figure out which is which! Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers.  Guessing is very much encouraged. Purchase tickets online.

thurs5Around the World at The Drake Hotel, 140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 to 8pm | Tickets $70 ($42 with code PLUM) 
Please note this event is at the Drake Hotel, and tickets must be purchased via the link above. Plum is pleased to invite you to The 2019 Around the World Wine Tasting, featuring over 200 wines curated by Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein. This walkabout tasting will span an extensive range of bottlings from all over the world. You can expect to taste wines from Australia, Austria, England, France, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, and Spain, as well as diverse offerings from across the North and South American continents! Chat with winemakers and leading principals while you explore dozens of grapes and regions that are universally revered. Light appetizers will be served; dinner is not included. This is a “don’t miss” event!  Tickets available online: 

thurs12Gorgeous Global Grenache | Thursday, September 12 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
You’ll find Grenache growing everywhere, from Spain to southern France to California, on the sunny slopes of Australia, the rugged island of Sardinia and the ancient soils of South Africa.  It is one of the most widely planted, yet under-acknowledged grapes around the world, with quality potential equal to any other.  Do you love the spicy power of Syrah?  Try a Grenache.  The silky elegance of Pinot Noir?  Ditto.  Are you a fan of the many red blends seen everywhere?  Grab a Grenache.  It’s the backbone of one of the greatest reds of France, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Love chocolate? Open a bottle of Banyuls. And, there’s Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris. Tonight we’ll explore the exciting spectrum of this noble variety’s many personalities! Purchase tickets online.

thurs19Staff Picks – You’ve Gotta Try This Wine! | Thursday September 19 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Our Old Town Wine Team is very proud of the selection of wines we carry. Truly, every wine is here for a reason, every spot on our shelves has been filled with heart, experience, forethought and uncompromising taste, if we do say so ourselves! Still, through the year, each of us finds a few wines that strike us personally – and we want to tell everyone, “You’ve gotta try this!” Tonight we’ll present some of these gems, offering both unique and classically styled bottlings, as well as a sneak peek into our psyches.  Everyone will get to pick and share their fast favorites – JB, Joanna, Jeff, Terry, Rebecca, Brad, and John. Purchase tickets online.

thurs26The Glory That Is Greece | Thursday September 26 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
With our very own Greek goddess, Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon! When Madeline comes to town we are always in for a treat, and tonight she’ll take us to her homeland to explore the modern and traditional wines of Greece. Native grapes produce ageworthy whites from Assyrtiko and reds from Xinomavro, unique Retsina, and exotic Malagousia. International grapes are being explored, alone and in blends, with Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc achieving particular success. Madeline will happily provide home grown colorful commentary, and correct pronunciation. Be here! Purchase tickets online.

thurs26Fall Luxury Tasting | Thursday October 24 | 6:30 to 8pm | $50
At the Herbarium above Bad Hunter | 150 N. Halsted, Chicago
Join us on Thursday, October 24th, for our third annual Luxury Tasting in the Herbarium at Bad Hunter! We’ll be pouring over 60 fabulous wines! Of course there will be plenty of Champagne, plus classics and originals from all over the world. Look for mighty reds from Barolo and Brunello, Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rioja, Priorat, and the Napa Valley. Sample top-flight whites of Burgundy, Collio, California, and beyond. Accompanied by an array of small bites prepared by Bad Hunter. Purchase tickets online.