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.




Blind Tasting Game | Thursday, October 5 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Welcome to our favorite tasting game!  “Blind Tasting” means assessing a glass of wine without knowing anything about it, not the price, growing region, varietal, vintage, nothing.  Why blind taste?  Because it’s the most effective, fair way to determine quality in a wine.  It hones your skill in assessing wine just like the pros do, and it’s fun!  We will give you the flavor profiles of typical examples of key grape varietals and let you match them up to the wines you feel best represent them. You’ll get plenty of hints and helpful tips that will make for interesting discussion at your next home or office party.  Cool prizes will be awarded to the best lucky guessers. Purchase Tickets Online 


Chateau Montelena Vertical Tasting| Wednesday, October 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Chateau Montelena has been a part of California wine lore since the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting when it shocked the world by beating the best French Chardonnays in a blind tasting. On this special evening Brian Baker, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Montelena, will lead us through an 8-vintage vertical tasting of 2003-2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon plus the following current releases available to taste:

  • 2014 Napa Chardonnay
  • 2016 Potter Valley Riesling
  • 2014 Calistoga Zinfandel
  • 2014  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2013  Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Please note that this Wednesday tasting seminar is in lieu of our regular Thursday casual tasting. Purchase Tickets Online.


sun15Terry Theise Grower Champagne Tasting
With Special Guest Winemaker-Owners | Sunday, October 15 | 7 to 8:30pm | $25
Grower Champagnes are sparkling wines made in the Champagne region of France, produced by the same estate that owns the vineyards from which the grapes come. Prior to Importer Terry Theise introducing these very small, artisanal producers to the U.S. market, the term had rarely been used. Join us for this very special tasting featuring Didier Gimonnet of Gimonnet in the Côte des Blancs, Etienne Goutorbe of Goutorbe in the Vallée de la Marne, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy of Geoffroy in the Vallée de la Marne, Alexandre Chartogne of Chartogne-Taillet in Vallée de la Marne, and David Pehu of Pehu- Simonet in Montagne de Reims. In full disclosure the growers will be headed to the tasting directly from the airport and may be a few minutes late, but we couldn’t resist the opportunity of showing these special Champagnes. We will taste about 15 different Champagnes. ach producer will show a non vintage, a rosé, and a vintage Champagne. Purchase Tickets Online Now. 


wed18Catering Showcase | Wednesday, October 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | Complimentary
Join us on October 18th from 6:30-8:00PM as we cordially invite you to attend our Plum Market Catering Showcase!  Enjoy wine and food pairings, explore our catering packages and learn how to take your business lunch, in home event, social gatherings and more to the next level with Plum Market.  Our Executive Chef, Catering Specialist and Sommelier will all be onsite and are looking forward to meeting you!  Spots are extremely limited and an RSVP is required. RSVP Online Now


Standout California & Oregon Pinot Noir with Winemaker Sashi Moorman of Sandi, Domaine de la Cote, and Evening Land | Thursday, October 19 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
Winemaker Sashi Moorman and Sommelier Rajat Parr collaborate on three properties in California and Oregon to make some of the most exciting wines on the West Coast. From cool area sites, some quite extreme, Sashi and Raj are producing wines of elegance and finesse, without elevated alcohol levels. Sashi will join us to present Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sandhi in Santa Barbara, Domaine de la Cote, and Evening Land Vineyards. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample these amazing wines and meet their brilliant and engaging architects!  Wines we will taste will include:

  • Sandhi
    2014 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, 2014 Rita’s Crown Chardonnay
  • Domaine de la Côte
    2014 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, 2014 Bloom’s Field Pinot Noir
  • Evening Land 
    2014 Seven Springs Pinot Noir, 2014 La Source Pinot Noir
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thurs26Luxury Fall Tasting | Thursday, October 26 | 6:30 to 8pm | $50 | the Herbarium @ Bad Hunter: 150 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661

 Please join us for our inaugural Luxury Fall Wine Tasting with over 50 premium selections from around the world!  Iconic Champagne labels you can look forward to seeing – Krug, Moët, Bereche, Pierre Peters, Gaston Chiquet, and a Special Club offering.  Stellar French wines will include, Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape and “Gang of Four” Cru Beaujolais from Kermit Lynch, along with beautiful white Burgundies. ​Italian wines from Tuscany will include stars from Tuscany such as Altesino Brunello and Felsina Riserva, and Piedmontese reds from Scavino and Produttori.  You’ll taste Austrian standouts from Prager and Schloss Gobelsburg and see top West Coast producers such as Shafer, Flowers, Ramey, Cristom, and much more!  We look forward to sharing our favorite wines, and to your company.  Purchase of Ticket goes towards any Purchase of $200 or more. Purchase Tickets Online Now.