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.


thurs3Ah, Burgundy! From Chablis, through the Côte d’Or & Maconnais | Thursday, May 3 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
We love Burgundy, historic homeland of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. And we also love to complain about it: it’s usually expensive, fickle, inconsistent, frustrating. And we’re talking about its best wines! But will we ever give up the search for affordable, drinkable bottles that demonstrate, or at least remind us, of the haunting quality we’re constantly seeking? Of course not! Join us for a sampling of our best findings. We’ll have bargain bottles of Chablis, Mâcon-Villages and Bourgogne Rouge, then move on up to the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. Stellar labels will include Roland Lavantureux, Blain-Gagnard, Domaine Leflaive, A&P de Villaine, Château de Marsannay, Tollot-Beaut and Albert Morot. As always, there will be a 10% discount on same-night purchases of the wines we are pouring. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs10Craft Ciders | Thursday, May 10 | 6:30 to 8pm | $10
Hard cider, the drink of choice of our founding fathers, has become a staple for those on the lookout for for alternatives to wine and beer.  They range from racy and dry to deliciously sweet, and are naturally gluten free! Today, independent craft cider companies bring us complexity, innovation, and higher expressions of fruit. By using only locally sourced fruit, companies such as Virtue Cider and Vandermill from Michigan provide ciders with no added preservatives. Stem Cider has some of the driest and most innovative flavored ciders. Mission Trail is experimenting successfully with other types of fruit like plums and pears, while traditional producers Mayador and Le Brun show how cider can take on complex, vinous flavors. Join us in exploring classic and innovative expressions of American, French, and Spanish ciders. This grand walk-around tasting will host cider company representatives who’ll provide facts and history, join us! Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs17Celebrating Oregon’s Willamette Valley | Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
The Willamette Valley is famous for its Pinot Noirs, which tend to be more restrained in style than their California cousins. This, and its 45 degree north latitude, quite similar to Burgundy, has prompted inevitable comparisons to the wines of that storied part of France. Indeed, some Burgundian producers have taken note and invested in the region. White wine is less talked about but making their mark too, including aromatic whites such as Riesling and Viognier, Pinot Gris in a somewhat Alsatian style, and nowadays some really great Chardonnay. Join us for an evening with Cam Christie from Elk Cove Vineyard, and additional wines from Cristom, pioneering Eyrie Vineyards and Domaine Drouhin, and rising star Lingua Franca. We’ll have limited releases of single vineyard Pinot Noir, as well as an array of delicious, affordable white wines. Purchase Tickets Online.


wed23Spring Wine Extravaganza | Wednesday, May 23 | 6:30 to 8pm | $40 | at Loft Lucia 7 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL
Please join us for our inaugural Spring Wine Tasting Extravaganza with over 40 premium selections from around the world, with a focus on the best dry rosés, fresh whites and subtle reds to welcome the warmer weather. Iconic labels you can look forward to seeing include Billecart Salmon and Ruinart Champagne, William Fèvre Premier Cru Chablis, Shafer, Evening Land, Guigal, Marques de Murrieta Rioja, and Altesino Brunello. And, a gorgeous array of the brand new 2017 rosés from around the world. As a special treat, we’ll showcase a delectable array of appetizers from our Catering Team, presented by Executive Chef Brian. Don’t miss this terrific start to summer! Receive 10% off this evening’s purchases. Purchase Tickets Online. 


thurs31All Day Rosé, Part I | Thursday, May 31 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Rosé is a thing, no doubt about it. Americans have enthusiastically embraced the category of dry pink wine, and its versatility at any table and occasion. At this time of year, we’re inundated with a dizzying array of rosés from all over the world. Some is cranked out to capitalize on the popularity of the genre, often made with leftover juice and of less-than-notable quality. And some is made with intent, from fruit specifically grown to make delicious, refreshing, beautiful rosé! We’ll taste a broad selection from the latter group, including intriguing surprises as we’re just beginning to receive the newest releases. You can count on southern French faves from Triennes, Lafage, and Puech-Haut, as well as Provençal beauties, and entries from the US, Austria, Italy, Greece, and beyond. Purchase Tickets Online.