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, 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.


thurs8Spain’s Big Guns – Toro, Ribera del Duero & Priorat | Thursday, November 8 | 6:30 to 8pm | $25
Cabernet Lovers Alert!  This intense tasting will offer you realistic options to the kinds of red wines you adore – redolent with dark fruit (black plums, black currants) and vanillin oak (think expensive small barrels), with nippy tannins and glass-staining extract.  The northern stretches of Spain provides plenty of Big Red Wines, made from native varieties, notably Tempranillo in its aliases as Tinta de Toro and Tinto Fino in the western reaches of the Duero River. In the far northeast corner, we find penultimate expressions of Cariñena and Garnacha plunging their roots into the black slate locally called licorella.  We’ll show impressive examples of Priorat including Alvaro Palacios and Clos Figueres; we’ll taste Numanthia and Pinta’s Toro; and from Ribera del Duero we’ll try Pesquera and Alion.  These regions boast very old vines and low yields, with plenty of rocky terroir in evidence, as well as power. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs15A Deep Dive into Iconic Cali Cabernet With Director of Winemaking for a Napa Founding Family Michael Eddy of the Louis M. Martini winery | Thursday, November 15 | 6:30 to 8pm | Seated Seminar $50
The Louis M. Martini winery first made Napa Cab in 1933, immediately post Prohibition! Louis Martini himself had an essential role in crafting Napa and Sonoma valleys as world class wine regions. Mike Martini still runs the operation, under the current ownership of the Gallos, close family friends. Martini is sole owner of the extraordinary Monte Rosso Vineyard on Sonoma’s Moon Mountain, first planted in 1890.  Michael Eddy, Director of Winemaking, will personally lead us through 5 Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings from 2014, 2015 & 2016: Alexander Valley and Napa cuvées, Monte Rosso, and “Lot 1”, a top Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from different AVAs; annual production is a miniscule 400 to 1,000 cases. Purchase Tickets Online.


thurs29Denny’s Dirty Dozen – Beyond Black Friday! | Thursday, November 29 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20
You’ve come to anticipate Denny’s Garage Sale as the treasure trove of super buys.  Hold on, we’re not done with shocking oeno-offers for the year… Tonight, recent additions to our ‘Last Call Aisle’ will be tasted with irresistible bonus twist: for the first time ever, one night only, we’ll extend an additional 10% off all purchases.  You’ll taste twelve Premium Wines hand-picked by Wine Team Leader Denny Walsh, from growing regions as far flung as Provence, Carneros, Chablis, the Côte de Beaune, Sonoma Mountain, Columbia Valley, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and on and on. Think of this event as a Baby Garage Sale, just as we’re jumping into December’s packed holiday party season!  Some wines will be in very limited quantities … when they’re gone, they are gone. Purchase Tickets Online.