2016 Spring Wine Mixer

The Brother Rice Business Alliance hosted its 2016 Spring Wine Mixer at Plum Market in West Bloomfield on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-8 p.m. located at 6565 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

The event featureed special guests from Plum Market — Co-owner Marc Jonna and Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon. Marc Jonna, Brother Rice class of 1984, joined the BRBA and shared his story of how he and his family built Plum Market from a single-store location into a multi-state food enterprise with operations in food service, e-commerce, and retail.

In addition to Marc’s story, the event included “Detroit’s First Lady of Wine” Madeline Triffon, who hosted a “Best of the Americas” themed wine tasting which included numerous cutting edge producers and their wines from California, Washington, Oregon, Chile, and Argentina. The guided wine tasting also included hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

In addition, a silent auction featured a Shinola watch and a tour of their factory in Detroit’s Midtown district, autographed memorabilia from the Detroit Lions, tickets to a Detroit Tigers game provided by Toshiba Business Solutions, and added Tigers’ memorabilia. Sponsors of the event include Title Connect, Hylant, UBS Birmingham, and Crest Lincoln.

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