The Vin Bin Academy

Our classes span a variety of levels and topics. Class is casual, coverage of material is thorough, and our teachers are top-tier industry professionals. Cost is between $20-$40 per class, but each student who signs up will receive a $10 Vin Bin coupon good for the evening of the class.  Each Vin Bin Academy Class will be taught in the Vin Bin Cafe in both of our locations and will be accompanied by cheese selections from our counter.

Classes In Session, Sign Up Now!  All classes will be held in our Marlboro location unless stated otherwise.

For the Love of Wine and Chocolate

Thursday, February 15| 7:00-8:30 pm

Pairing chocolate with the perfect wine can create a sensational tasting experience. Join us for one of our most popular classes just in time for Valentine’s Day! Each wine is expertly selected to complement and enhance the nuanced flavor of chocolate. Learn how to develop your own palette to sense new flavors and notes. This is a fun & engaging class for wine lovers with a sweet tooth.

Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.

50 Shades of Grape

Wednesday, February 28| 7:00-8:30 pm

Confused about wine choices? The world of wine and wine tasting does not have to be intimidating. This class will provide a foundation of knowledge that will help in your future enjoyment of wine and will enhance your wine experience, while you learn the basics in evaluating wines. Class will be structured around tasting wines from major producing areas. Join us to learn how to distinguish between wine styles, grape varieties, and regions. In addition, there will be information and ideas on pairing wine with food.

Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.

Burgers and Bordeaux

Thursday, March 8| 7:00-8:30 pm

Steaks and Cabernet are a match made in heaven, so why not try Burgers and Bordeaux? Pair Bordeaux with its dark fruit flavors and spicy nuances with samples of the famous Vin Bin Burger for a match made in heaven! Join Nic as he goes beyond red wine and burger pairing for an evening sure to please. Get your tickets soon!

Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.

Please note that this class will be held in the Vin Bin Southborough location:

154 Turnpike Road

Southborough, MA 01772

*This class is ineligible for certificate vouchers

Great Value Wines with High Ratings

Thursday, April 26| 7:00-8:30 pm

One of the greatest things about wine is there’s always something new to discover when looking for wine to fit your budget… the notion of “value wines” in most traditional wine circles carries with it certain negative implications. Many automatically assume that a “value” wine is, in some way, inferior to its higher priced brethren. This class will dispel these pre-conceived notions and help you recognize a bargain when you see one. An assortment of cheeses will be served during class to introduce some of the fundamentals of pairing wine and food.

Come join us and discover some of our “value” wines that are, simply put – Great wines regardless of price!

Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.

Italian Seminar: Piedmont with Vito Candela of Poderi Gianni Gagliardo

Wednesday, May 23| 7:00-8:30 pm

This focused class delves into the history of the Colla and Gagliardo family, who have been growing grapes since 1848. In typical Piedmont tradition, Gagliardo wines are earthy and terroir driven, cultivated from centuries old vineyards. Vito, the traveling ambassador for the winery will lead you on a tasty tour of the wide range of varietals.

Expect to sample: Favorita, the first ever bottled version of this local grape, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Barolo ‘Gianni Gagliardo,’ Barolo ‘Castelletto, ’ Brachetto Villa M. As a special treat, Vita will pour a library wine.

Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.

Spanish Stunners

Wednesday, June 6| 7:00-8:30 pm

Join Nic and discover the secrets of Spanish wine and learn about Spain’s key wine regions and varietals. You’ll begin by sipping a cool glass of cava (Spanish champagne) before tasting your way through fresh whites and full bodied reds, all paired with cheese samples and great people. Sign up for your wine adventure to Spain today!

Each participant will receive a 20% discount on purchases of 3 bottles or more from class tasting.

Summer Sippers

Wednesday, June 20| 7:00-8:30 pm

Get ready for summer by tasting wines from around the world that are perfect for cookouts, evenings on the deck and picnics in the park. Welcome summer with us as we taste the perfect wines for warm weather that will make a summer in New England one to remember! Get your tickets soon, as last year’s class was sold out!

Each participant will receive a 20% discount on purchases of 3 bottles or more from class tasting.