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.



thurs1Give Me Strength! Fortified Wines from Everywhere | Thursday, November 1 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
This category is often overlooked – it’s wonderfully complicated! We will start with dry Sherry and medium-dry Madeira; then, moving into sweeter territory, we’ll have Tawny and Vintage-style Port, Malmsey Madeira and Sherry made from the Pedro Ximenez grape. Banyuls, Southern France’s answer to Port, will be on hand. Then there’s Vermouth – find out why Carpano is the mixologist’s choice – Pineau de Charentes, and – look out! – the inimitable Barolo Chinato. Producers will include Lustau, Dow’s, Smith-Woodhouse, and Blandy’s. Among the delicious accompaniments will be blue cheese, Marcona almonds, fruit and dried fruit, and, yes! Dark Chocolate. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs8Family Estates from the Southern Hemisphere | Thursday, November 8 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
European wineries often boast a tradition that can span centuries.  But, the Southern Hemisphere is also proud of many family wine estates of long standing, with generations of winemaking experience handed down.  Such authentically iconic producers include Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery (since 1849), and Catena, who could be considered the “Robert Mondavi of Argentina”. Others are of more recent origin, such as Mendoza’s Achaval Ferrer and Colchagua’s Lapostolle, but offer undeniable family-driven quality. We’ll showcase these producers as well as wines from Chilean pioneer Errazuriz, and Aussie stars Henschke, Pewsey Vale, and Vasse Felix, Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 New World Winery of the Year. Purchase Tickets Online.


sun11-square (1)Grower Champagnes from Terry Theise | Sunday, November 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Most Champagne producers use grapes from their own vineyards combined with fruit purchased from others. Grower Champagnes are made by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Prior to importer Terry Theise’s introduction of these small, artisanal producers to the U.S. market, the term had rarely been used. Join us for this very special Sunday tasting featuring Pierre Gimonnet and Pierre Peters in the Côte des Blancs, and Marc Hébrart, L. Aubry, Henri Billiot, Gaston Chiquet, Vilmart and Chartogne-Taillet in the Vallée de la Marne. Purchase Tickets Online. Please contact the Wine Department at (312) 229-1400 regarding in-store availability if online ticket sales have closed. 


thurs15Heavy Hitter Reds | Thursday, November 15 | 6:30 to 8pm | $30
This intense tasting will offer you the red wines you love to drink and cellar. Choose your holiday celebration and gift bottles of Barolo, Brunello and Bordeaux! Cabernet Sauvignon, Côte-Rotie, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape! From top producers to include Shafer, Caymus, Hall, Two Hands, Casanova di Neri, Aldo Conterno, and more. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs29Ring in the Holidays with Kermit Lynch | Thursday, November 29 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Celebrate the season with one of our very favorite suppliers: the inestimable Kermit Lynch, champion of family-owned small European estates of impeccable quality and integrity. We’ll break out some Burgundies, Rhônes, bubbles and others, from the likes of Vieux Télégraphe, A. & P. de Villaine, Champalou, Hippolyte Reverdy, and Domaine Tempier. Don’t miss this one! Purchase Tickets Online.