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.


thurs10Post Holiday Bargains – No Need to Give Up Wine! | January 10 | 6:30-8pm | $20
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 2018 are still out there, and nothing’s more fun than bumping into a wine that tastes more expensive than it is! Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs17Blind Tasting – Just for Fun | January 17 | 6:30-8pm | $20
It’s a brand new year, so let’s dust off our knowledge and intuition! 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. It’ll be up to you to figure out which is which! Prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs24Modern Food & Wine Pairing, Seminar Tasting with Madeline Triffon, MS | January 24 | 6:30-8pm | $30
Our very own Madeline Triffon, America’s first female Master Sommelier, will share some of her vast knowledge and abundant charm to help us learn to answer the perennial question: what should I drink with this food? Most restaurant and event menus are inspired by multiple ethnic and stylistic influences.  Do we have the skills to harmonize today’s food with wine?  Are classic pairing principle still applicable?  How to pull it all together… Madeline will lead us through a tasting of essential wine and food components. We’ll experience how they interact… or not!  Please know that this is a seated seminar that will commence promptly at 7:00pm. We will serve a welcome wine at 6:30pm with light munchies.  Please know that seating is limited to 30 guests, we encourage you to purchase tickets on line. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs31Staff Picks – Wines We Remember & Love from 2018 | January 31 | 6:30-8pm | $20
Our Old Town Wine Team is very proud of the selection of wines we carry. Truly, every wine is here for a reason. Still, through the year, each of us finds a few wines that strike us personally – we want to tell everyone, “You’ve gotta try this!” Tonight we’ll revisit some of these, offering some unique and some classically styled bottlings, as well as a sneak peek into our psyches. Purchase Tickets Online.