Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd

ancwinebarJoin 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.

 

thurs18Eastern Europe’s Undiscovered Treasures | Thursday, January 18 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Join us for a very interesting exploration of the “The Old World beyond the Known (France, Spain Italy, Germany…), touching down in countries whose exciting modern wines often reflect the freedom acquired after the fall of Communism.  In Hungary, we’ll taste beautifully aromatic dry Furmint from Tokaj, and Blaufrankisch from the southern lowlands of the Danube.  We’ll taste Riesling from Slovenia which borders Friuli; it’s not uncommon for their best winemakers to have to cross the border to harvest!  From Macedonia (a.k.a. “Northern Greece” to a Greek) we’ll try Rkatsiteli, a white made from an ancient Georgian grape.  We’ll explore exceptional examples of modern Greek wine from the Peloponnese in the south (Moschofilero & Aghiorgitiko), Naoussa in the north (tannic Xinomavro) and Epanomi in the northeast (resurrected Malagousia).  We’ll touch down in the Ankara region in Turkey’s Central Anatolia.  Who knows, a wine from Moravia or Bohemia in the Czech Republic might make it into this intriguing mix!   Purchase Tickets Online.

 

thurs25‘The Best Reds You’ve (Maybe…) Never Tasted’ | Thursday, January 25 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
A.K.A. Red Wines Beyond Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot, Gamay, Grenache….  In the dead of winter, we all appreciate RED wines – with their dense, dark fruit, warming body and pleasant grip.  We want to showcase delicious outlier wines, beyond the easily familiar.  Intrepid Wine Team Leader Jorge has come up with an intriguing, delectable, wildly eclectic list, what fun!  You can look forward to meeting: Trousseau (perfumed, powerful wines from the Jura), Nielluccio (Corsican Sangiovese!), Bobal (thriving in Spain’s warm southeast), Pugnitello (ancient, obscure Tuscan variety), Sagrantino (Montefalco’s tannic specialty), Schiava (‘Trollinger’ in Germany), Lagrein (flourishing in Alto Adige & Trentino), Frappato (highly aromatic Sicilian grape) and more! Purchase Tickets Online.