Events at the WineBar West Bloomfield

6565 Orchard Lake Rd


Join the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. Sommeliers Patrick Peterson, Robin Westphal, 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. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Plum Market West Bloomfield.


tues1The Glenmorangie Experience with David Blackmore | Tuesday, May 1 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25 | at Ciao Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
Join us at Ciao Italian Bistro for an evening of Scotch Whisky with our own Robin Westphal, Certified Specialist of Spirits, and special guest David Blackmore, Global Master Brand Ambassador for Glenmorangie. Named Whisky Magazine’s Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year in 2013, Blackmore leads Glenmorangie’s education program in the U.S. and hosts events across the country for whisky novices and connoisseurs alike. This sit-down event will feature six Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotches in a guided tasting, including The Original, LaSanta, Quinta Rubin, Nectar d’Or, Glenmorange 18 Year and Spios. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tasting will begin promptly at 6:30.Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs3Catena’s Argentine Mastery | Thursday, May 3 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
The story of Catena is quite simply the story of Argentine wine. “Nicolás Catena Zapata is justly credited with putting Argentinean wines on the world map”, says British MW Jancis Robinson. Founded in 1902 by Nicolás’ Italian immigrant grandfather, Bodega Catena Zapata planted their first Malbec vineyard in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. Decades later, envisioning a California model and being the first to export fine wine from Argentina, his colleagues told Nicolás he was “completamente loco” (completely crazy). But he and his elder daughter Dr. Laura Catena have systematically proven that their terroir, ranging over 4,000 feet above sea level, produces wines inky in color, high deliciously soft tannins and haunting floral aromas. We’ll honor Catena’s essential role in Argentina’s extreme high altitude viticulture by exploring their entire range of wines, Malbec, Cabernet and Chardonnay, from modest to ultra-premium. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs10Bordeaux’s Sensational 2015 Vintage | Thursday, May 10 | 6:30 to 8pm | $50 | at The Reserve 325 S Eton Street Birmingham, MI 48009
Get ready for our best Bordeaux tasting yet! Raves over the 2015 vintage are pouring in: “Two thousand fifteen has turned out to be a fabulous vintage for Bordeaux … the best wines are truly phenomenal.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous. We’ll showcase over 40 of the best 2015’s, everything from classified growths to top petit chateaux, all bought early at fabulous prices. 90 + points is the norm for ratings from top critics! Margaux, Pessac and the Right Bank were super stars and we’ll focus on their most exciting wines. The line-up will include Château Palmer, Brane Cantenac, Leoville Barton, Pontet Canet, Smith Haut Lafitte, La Dominique, Clinet, La Lagune, Chasse Spleen, Clos Fourtet, Gazin, Branaire Ducru and much more. “2015 should easily be the best vintage since 2010.” James Molesworth, Wine Spectator. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs17Washington Star, Greg Harrington, MS of Gramercy Cellars | Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
We’re thrilled to host one of the best winemakers in the Pacific Northwest: Greg Harrington specializes in Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Washington’s Columbia Valley.  He’s also a Master Sommelier, Chairman Emeritus of the Court, and a beloved colleague of our Madeline Triffon.  It’s no secret that Washington State scoops California for premium Syrah, and Greg’s is terrific. We’ll taste most of his current releases, all premium, including Cabernet, rosé, estate Tempranillo and gorgeous Viognier.  Everything has terrific varietal expression and is impeccably made. Greg’s philosophy is simple:  “use as little new oak as possible … to make different wines that display balance, both fruit and earthiness, restraint and elegance.”  The Wine Advocate agrees: “Gramercy continues to go from strength to strength, and they have one of the most quality-packed lineups in the state.”  Purchase Tickets Online. 


thurs24The Piedmont Guy | Thursday, May 24 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
We’ve enjoyed more than one beautiful tasting with Weston Hoard, The Piedmont Guy, whose import company is based solely on family estates from Italy’s northwestern province.  “The foot of the mountain” is cradled on three sides by the Apennines and the Alps and produces some of Italy’s finest wines, including Nebbiolo of haunting aromas and great longevity.   “Everything Piedmont” will be covered at this comprehensive tasting: Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Arneis and more. We’ll focus on four stellar growers: Luigi Giordano (Barbaresco and sparkling brut), Oddero (lauded Barolos), Simone Scaletta (Dolcetto), and Angelo Negro (Arneis and Favorita). Tonight we’re happy to welcome Weston’s Ambassador Cameron Abbott. Purchase Tickets Online. 


thurs31Everything’s Comin’ Up Rosé | Thursday, May 31 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
Now that welcome warmth is here to stay, it’s only right that we show you a super selection of charming rosé wines from all over France. Americans have enthusiastically embraced the category of dry pink wine, and its versatility at any table and occasion. At this time of year, we’re inundated with a dizzying array of rosés from all over the world, some cranked out to capitalize on the genre. We buy only the best, rosés made with quality intent, from fruit specifically grown for the purpose. Kermit Lynch’s French family estates deliver excellence year after year – come taste the new 2017 releases of growers who have become our fast friends, and some new kids on the block. The array of appellations is impressive, and includes Burgundy’s Beaujolais and Marsannay, the Loire’s Bourgueil and Cheverny, Bandol and Tavel from the south.  And Provence, of course! Purchase Tickets Online.