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. Anthony Minne 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.




Australia’s Regional Classics: Wines Of Distinction, Diversity, And Deliciousness | Thursday, January 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Our special guests tonight will be Mark Davidson, Wine Australia’s Global Education Manager, and Abbe Davidson from Negociants USA, importers of fine wines from Australia and New Zealand since 1984. We will spotlight Australia’s world class terroir, with elegant wines that defy the “jammy” stereotype. You’ll taste Shiraz from Barossa Valley and Victoria, Eden Valley Riesling, Cabernet from Coonawarra and Margaret River, Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, Hunter Valley Semillon, and more! We’ll have a Tasmanian sparkler and one of Rutherglen’s decadent “stickies”.  Producers will include Yalumba, Langmeil, Vasse Felix, Yangarra, Innocent Bystander, Tyrell’s, and Tahbilk. Don’t miss this opportunity to sample a wide range of great wines with two highly knowledgeable and engaging advocates! Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs25Southern Rhône Exploration | Thursday, January 25 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
The Rhône River is the dominating feature of dozens of distinct wine appellations, making its way through the length of France to empty into the Mediterranean. The famous Grenache based red wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras can vary wildly in style from producer to producer. Even more fascinating is the diversity of style and quality within the basic Côtes-du-Rhône appellation, which can be red, white, or rosé, and can range from a simple bistro wine to a grand vin. We will give you the “cheat sheet” on the Côtes-du-Rhône that drink like a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, wines of different styles from the same appellation, and the best wines from our favorite producers, age-worthy rosé from Tavel, and the rare white Côtes-du-Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs8Sonoma County- Out of the Fire | Thursday, February 1 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Sonoma County is our most diverse fine wine region, with 15 AVA’s! In the wake of the devastating fires this iconic region needs our help more than ever. Nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Coast, grape growing has flourished here since 1823. The history is still alive there with many vineyards dating back 100 years! The old vine Zinfandels are truly one of America’s treasures. Join us for the range of styles from old vine Zinfandel blends of Ridge Vineyards and Joseph Swan, Russian River Chardonnay from Ramey, racy single vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from Ceritas, Sonoma Coast Syrah from Arnot Roberts, & more! Purchase Tickets Online.