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.

 

thurs10Post Xmas Steals, $15 and Under | January 10 | 6:30-8pm | $20
“Of course we’re still drinking good wine after the holiday frenzy has died down!  The question is, what to open?  Over the last couple months we’ve been pulling out special (pricey…) bottles with abandon, figuring now’s the time to share, not hoard, The Best.  But truth be told, there are plenty of modest wines that deliver pleasure, complexity, and terroir, too. We’ll showcase authentic steals from around the globe – central Italy and France are sure to make an appearance, and own Washington State way over-delivers.  We’ll also check South American values and gems made by cooperative cellars.  Buying the least expensive wine from a great producer is always a safe bet… The best buys of 2018 are still out there, and nothing’s more fun than bumping into a wine that tastes more expensive than it is! Purchase Tickets Online.

 

 

thurs17Zinfandel and Zin Blends | January 17 | 6:30-8pm | $20
There’s some cheerful confusion about Zin’s origins – it’s a black grape known in its native Croatia as Crljenak Kaštelanski (no pronunciation guide!) and in Puglia, Italy’s heel, as Primitivo. But California grows far more Zin than anywhere else, by a long shot. ‘Zinfindal’ was included in a shipment of plants from the East Coast in 1852, and was soon growing in both Napa and Sonoma. Many was the miner during the Gold Rush whose usual drink was Zinfandel. Today, many of Cali’s oldest, most prized vines are Zinfandel (“Century Old”); often in field blends, these produce exceptional wines, especially when grown on hillside sites cool enough for a long growing season. We’ll explore Dry Creek Valley for sure, famed for its aptitude for Zin, but other regions too.  Maybe a Primitivo will make an appearance! Purchase Tickets Online.

 

 

thurs24Wines of Catalonia | January 24 | 6:30-8pm | $20
Catalonia or “Catalunya” is very close to southern France’s Roussillon, especially if you’re a crow flying over the Pyrenees! The 10 denominated wine regions focus mostly on the Mediterranean varieties Garnacha (Grenache) and Carignan (Cariñena or Samsó). But there’s also plenty of Tempranillo planted, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.  Trepat is a trendy native varietal making good light-bodied reds. The white varieties Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeo (Rioja’s Viura) are primarily used for the production of Cava, Champagne method sparklers. Catalonian wines tend to be full bodied due to the region’s overall all warm weather conditions. But the best wines also feature pronounced minerality derived from vineyards planted on granite, chalk and slate soils.  Let’s explore these together, visiting Priorat, Montsant, the Penedès, Terra Alta, and Costers del Segre, for starters. Purchase Tickets Online.

 

 

thurs31Dead of Winter Reds | January 31 | 6:30-8pm | $20
This is the time of year we do NOT crave for ethereal rosés, tender white wines and elegant see-through reds – Bring on the Power!  We’ll explore the world of naturally concentrated red wines, made from thick skinned grape varieties grown in regions that encourage ripeness of fruit and tannins.  We’ll travel to the soaring vineyards in the foothills of the Andes; Spain’s rocky ancient vineyards; Sonoma’s sunny northern AVA’s; the warm pockets of South Australia, especially the Barossa; Languedoc’s Mediterranean coastal vineyards; the bottom of Italy’s beautiful “boot” … And who knows where else!  You can look forward to Shiraz/Syrah, Bordeaux varietals, Tempranillo, Grenache/Garnacha, Carignan/Cariñena, and more.  All beautiful dense reds that warm the soul.  Purchase Tickets Online.