Events at the WineBar West Bloomfield

6565 Orchard Lake Rd

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Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. Sommeliers Patrick Peterson, Chris Arnold, and Madeline Triffon 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. Located in the Lounge of Plum Market West Bloomfield.

 

 

thurs23Mystical Burgundy | Thursday, May 23 | 6:30 to 8pm| $25
Perhaps the most treasured and sought-after French wines are those from Burgundy, a.k.a ‘Bourgogne’. They provoke our curiosity and acquisitiveness for their often transcendent quality and elusiveness. Made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the production of many wines is tiny, given the small vineyard holdings of most producers. Over the centuries, vignerons have precisely delineated their terroir, down to the row. Additionally, recent vintages have given unusually small yields due to hail and other natural threats. We will present an overview of the region, covering the subject with both white and red wines, from Chablis in the North to the Mâconnais to the South, stopping in the Cote d’Or along the way. Fine producers whose wines that may appear include – Faiveley, Domaine Michel Niellon (Chassagne icon), Joseph Drouhin (Puligny star), Château de Marsannay, Domaine Bertagna, Domaine Vocoret (Premier Cru Chablis), Dupont-Fahn, Albert Morot (Beaune), Regis Bouvier, Vincent Girardin (Volnay).  What a rare treat! Purchase tickets online.

thurs30Rosé All Day! | Thursday, May 30 | 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, sophisticated and fun, including rosés from Corsica, Tuscany, Vinho Verde, Burgundy, Australia, Napa, Tavel, and the range of Southern France, including Provence of course! Most of these will be very fresh from the just launched 2018 vintage. Celebrate our favorite season with us—rosé season! Purchase tickets online.

thurs6Genius Winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez-Rave Of Cattleya & Shared Notes Winemaker of the Year 2015 San Francisco Chronicle | Thursday, June 6 | 6:30 to 8pm | $35
She’s a genius”, says Jayson Pahlmeyer of Bibiana González Rave. “One of the most talented and inspired winemakers of her generation”, says Antonio Galloni of Vinous. Bibiana exemplifies the exceptional modern winemaker. Raised in Medellín in the heyday of drug tsar Pablo Escobar, she worked at Peay, Au Bon Climat, Qupé, and Lynmar before consulting for Pahlmeyer and making Wayfarer. Her own California label “Cattleya” is named for Columbia’s national flower, the orchid. Cattleya’s single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are utterly elegant and refined; the Syrah is rich and meaty. She worked for Côte Rôtie’s Stéphane Ogier, and he remarked, “I could feel immediately that Bibiana was special.” With her husband, Jeff Pisoni (Cali wine royalty), she makes The Shared Notes, stunning Sauvignon Blanc that’s a tribute to Château Haut Brion Blanc, where she worked harvest. Bibiana insists her style is Colombian: “Intensity and passion are in my blood.” Don’t miss the chance to meet this compelling grower-winemaker!  We’ll taste 8 of her wines, pure and powerful, from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Carneros and the Russian River Valley. Purchase tickets online.