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.

 

 

thurs30End of Summer Stock Up, Wines Around $10 | Thursday, August 30 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
September is fast approaching, which means that the chills of October are not far away behind.  Football season is about to start and that brings the extra expense of tailgating and the beginning of another school year (think pricey supplies…).  So, we think that the end of August is the ideal time to show you some of the wine world’s spectacular values, tasty buys you can take them home by the case, shoring up the cellar for the months to come.  We pride ourselves in finding surprises in that magical $10 range, and we want to prove to you as much.  Come taste some of our favorite Best Buys, you won’t be disappointed! Purchase Tickets Online Now. 

 

thurs6Cabernet Franc – Perfumed Elegance | Thursday, September 6 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Cabernet Franc, the quiet parent grape of flashy Cabernet Sauvignon, plummy Merlot, and tannic Carmenère, deserves far more attention than it gets.  Often described as the feminine side of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is subtly fragrant and gently flirtatious rather than massively muscular and tough in youth.  Although often grown for blending (think Bordeaux), it is also vinified alone.  Join us as we venture into various Cabernet Franc producing regions of the world.  From France’s Loire to the Languedoc, Michigan, and California (with a few surprise stops in between!), you will not want to miss our exploration of the “other” Cabernet. Purchase Tickets Online Now. 

 

thurs13Alsace – Give it Some Love! | Thursday, September 13 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Alsace, France’s smallest region, makes wonderful wines, often overlooked. It’s isolated by the Vosges Mountains forming its western border, with Germany’s Rhine River to the east. Alsace has been buffeted back and forth between Germany and France through centuries of war, and its regal, distinctive wines have struggled to assert their export identity. 90% of its wine production is white, in a world that gives more of its attention to reds. Its greatest wine is Riesling done in a dry, powerful, singular style.  So, wake up and smell the Gewürztraminer and dry Muscat, try unctuous Alsace Pinot Gris!  We’ll throw in Pinot Noir, the only red grape allowable, but this tasting will undoubtedly change your view of white wine. Prominently featured will be Zind-Humbrecht, Trimbach, Frey-Sohler, and Meyer-Fonné.  Purchase Tickets Online Now. 

 

 

thurs20What Goes with What, and Why? | Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25 (seated tasting, 36 guests)
An interactive adventure in food and wine harmony, with our own Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, who loves nothing better than demystifying everything wine related.  You’ll experience food-and-wine pairings that demonstrate super-easy principles.  We’ll taste several wines that express key textures – acidity, tannin, alcohol & sweetness as well as primal flavors of fruit, oak and earth.  Each wine will be paired with a food component – sweet, sour, bitter, salt, fat, protein & heat.  Then, we’ll sit back and watch what happens!  You’ll learn how to pair food and wine easily in both social and business settings, whether entertaining at home or in a restaurant.  Purchase Tickets Online Now.   

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thurs27Sangiovese’s Many Faces | Thursday, September 27 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Tonight, we’ll explore the ‘Blood of Jove’ grape in all its expressions, from delicate and floral to deep and bold.  The grape’s signature stamp includes notes of dried cherry, black tea, dusty earth, citrus peel, Mediterranean herbs and a unique tension between acidity and tannin.  Though grown outside Tuscany, the magnificence of this noble red varietal is virtually exclusive to the region.  We’ll travel through Chianti, Montepulciano (Vino Nobile) and Montalcino (Brunello), and then head to coastal Maremma, hot bed of the on-going Super-Tuscan movement.  A-list producers that will demonstrate the subject include are Isole e Olena and Fèlsina (for Chianti Classico), Caparzo from Montalcino, and Gracciano della Seta from Montepulciano.  Morisfarms, Tolaini and Corte alla Flora will showcase outlier expressions (non-classic).  We might even throw in a Corsican Patrimonio and a US example just for fun.  Comprehensive Sangiovese by anybody’s measure! Purchase Tickets Online Now.