Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd

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Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. The Plum Market Wine Team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best products available. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Ann Arbor–North Campus.

 

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WineBar Closed | Happy Fourth of July!

 

 

thurs11White Wines from Our Northwest | Thursday, July 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
The Pacific Northwest is famous in wine circles for Oregon’s Pinot Noir and for Bordeaux varieties in Washington State, with Syrah making a serious statement too. The reds tend to command more consumer respect than their white counterparts and often demand corresponding gravitas from our pockets! That said, white wines from both of these states are beautiful and reliably excellent, with a very attractive price-to-quality ratio. In Oregon, Pinot Gris has always been a treat, but the other grapes making a splash include Chardonnay (Dijon clone) and Pinot Blanc, with more obscure varieties like Müller Thurgau also sending friendly waves.  Super-fine Riesling has long reigned as queen in Washington State, but Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon also have bright merit and big fans.  We’ll showcase all these as well as other interesting whites, including Rhone varieties. Purchase tickets online.

thurs18Napa Valley’s Modern Icon – Louis M. Martini With Winemaker Katie Vogt | Thursday, July 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Join us for a very special seated from a legendary producer of California Cabernet Sauvignon! We’ll taste the winery’s deep range of North Coast reds, including:

  • 2016 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma
  • 2016 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
  • 2017 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
  • 2015 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon “Monte Rosso”, Sonoma Valley  95 WA
  • 2016 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon “Lot 1”, Napa Valley  96 WA
  • 2017 Louis M. Martini Zinfandel “Gnarly Vine, Monte Rosso”, Sonoma Valley

Three generations of Martinis have made wine from the legendary Monte Rosso Vineyard, perched a thousand feet above the Sonoma Valley. And Lot 1 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle of their portfolio. Both of these glorious Cabs will be served out of magnums. Our tasting will be led by Winemaker Katie Vogt who works directly with Louis M. Martini’s Head Winemaker Michael Eddy. Critic Jancis Robinson comments, “Who else in the Napa Valley has such a long history of producing seriously well balanced, proper Cabernet for little more than $20 a bottle?”  Whether you’re spending $20 or $100, Martini Cabernets way over-deliver!  This tasting is limited to only 30 guests, you can purchase your tickets online.

 

thurs25Mysterious Burgundy Demystified | Thursday, July 25  | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Simply put, White Burgundy is Chardonnay and Red Burgundy is Pinot Noir. Still, for many, there is a sense of mystery concerning Burgundy, a.k.a. ‘Bourgogne’; intimidation even. For others, there is that special, elusive, individuality which is . . . Burgundy! Those who ‘get it’ can become obsessed with it. For the rest of us, there can be misperception or frustration.  Led by Plum’s Rod Johnson, we will deconstruct Burgundy for you and, thereby, unlock all of its ‘mysteries’. We will visit all its regions: Chablis, Côte d’Or (both Nuits and Beaune), Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais and present a range of wines, both red and white, from regional all the way up to Grand Cru! “What?” You say you can’t find value-based Burgundy? No worries! We have discovered quite a few and will offer many for your tasting pleasure. Fine producers whose wines that may appear include – Domaine Arnoux, Domaine Matrot, Domaine Jean Chartron, Domaine Jean-Marc Boillot, Domain Fabrice Larochette, Domaine Fourrey, Domaine Raymond Dupont-Fahn, Domaine des Perdrix, Château Chamirey, Domaine Collotte and Vincent Girardin.  What a rare treat! Purchase tickets online.