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.

 

 

thurs25Rosé is Okay by Us! | Thursday, April 25 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
It’s that cheerful time of year when everyone’s reaching for dry rosés, embracing a delightful southern European practice. These refreshing, crisp pink wines come in a range of styles and shades from around the world and are tailor made for salads, backyard grilling, and all casual fare. The range will be varied and sophisticated, including rosés from Portugal’s Vinho Verde, Michigan, Rioja, Languedoc, Beaujolais, Tavel, and of course, Provence. Most of these will be very fresh from the just launched 2018 vintage. Celebrate our favorite season with us—rosé season! Purchase tickets online.                   

thurs2The Loire, River of Diversity | Thursday, May 2 | $20
The longest river in France flows over 600 miles, northward from the Massif Central through Sancerre towards Orleans, where it turns westward and continues to the Atlantic Ocean. What other growing region offers such a wide range of stellar options – sparkling, rosé, dry whites, dessert wine, light and rich reds, you name it! We’ll taste dry, sweet and sparkling Chenin Blanc and Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Cabernet Franc from Bourgueil and Chinon, Sancerre Rouge (Pinot Noir) – everything notable that we can get our hands on. Take a trip through the prettiest growing region in France, the land of chateaux! Purchase Tickets Online.

Bordeaux’s Sensational 2016 & 2015 Vintages | Wednesday, May 8 |6:30pm-8pm | Tickets $40
“Get ready for our best Bordeaux tasting yet!” That’s what we said last year about the 2015 Bordeaux and, yet, 2016 stands to eclipse that great vintage. “The best 2016s are powerful, richly layered, vibrant and stunningly beautiful.” –Antonio Galloni, Vinous. And, 2016 is both plentiful and consistent! We’ll showcase over 30 wines, focusing on the best 2016 Bordeaux and a variety of top 2015’s, from classified growths to leading petit chateaux. 90+ points is the norm from top critics. Superstars abound from both banks with a razor’s edge to the Left Bank in 2016 and to the Right Bank for 2015. The line-up will include Château Pedesclaux, Durfort-Vivens, Lagrange, Chasse-Spleen, Villemaurine, Bonalgue and more. This will be a truly extraordinary tasting! Purchase tickets online.

thurs16Gorgeous Global Grenache | Thursday, May 16 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
You’ll find Grenache growing everywhere from Spain to southern France to California, onto the sunny slopes of Australia.  It is one of the most widely planted, yet lesser known grapes around the world.  Do you love the spicy power of Syrah?  Try a Grenache.  The silky elegance of Pinot Noir?  Ditto.  Are you a fan of the many red blends seen everywhere?  Grab a Grenache.  It’s the backbone of one of the great red blends of France, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Though Grenache is most often encountered in blended wines, many varietal examples of Grenache do exist.  Join us as we explore the exciting spectrum of this variety’s many regional personalities! Purchase tickets online.

thurs23Just off the Boat from France & Italy, with Kermit Lynch Imports | Thursday, May 23 | 6:30 to 8pm| $20
Kermit Lynch’s French family estates deliver dependable excellence, year after year.  Come taste the brand new releases of growers who have become our fast friends, from fresh vintages, for white and red wines respectively.  Our relationship with Kermit Lynch Imports is special – we’re very happy to continue to offer a broad selection at superlative prices.  And the list of producers is growing!  The spread of a dozen wines you can look forward to includes: dry rosé from Corbières (Fontsainte), estate Chablis (Lavantureux), Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon-based white Bordeaux (Graville-Lacoste), Macon-Villages (Henri Perrusset), Kermit’s own Côtes-du-Rhône blend; juicy Languedoc (Ermitage Pic Saint Loup), and gorgeous Bourgogne Chardonnay (Bruno Colin), among others. Purchase tickets online.

thurs30Beaujolais – Way Beyond Nouveau | Thursday, May 30 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Plum’s wine team has long been enamored of Beaujolais, southern Burgundy’s highly agreeable and versatile reds made from Gamay, with an occasional version of Chardonnay. These wines are often overlooked because the frivolous Beaujolais Nouveau is the only example many have tried. But the best of these wines offer deliciousness that can reward keeping, and provide a welcome respite from the scarcity and ever-climbing prices of their Pinot Noir neighbors to the North. From basic Beaujolais to village crus like Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent.  Purchase tickets online.