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-$35 per class, but each student who signs up will receive a $10 Vin Bin gift card.  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

Wednesday, February 8 | 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.

Expand Your Palate - How to Taste Wine and Why

Wednesday, March 8 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Learning about wine is important because while we learn about wine, we also learn about ourselves and each other. How to Taste Wine and Why is an ideal class for all levels; experienced wine adventurers and wine lovers just starting their journeys. The goal of this one-night class is to help everyone understand and communicate what you taste and feel when you enjoy a glass of wine.  Class has an interactive tasting style and focus is on unique varietals like Arneis, Syrah, Sangiovese, Picpoul and Zinfandel.

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

Italy and France, A Tale of One Grape, Two Countries

Tuesday, March 21 | 7:00-8:30 pm

France and Italy are going toe-to-toe in the tasting event of the season!  Grape varietals are remarkably different from each region, even though they are just over the border from each other… Join Nic and learn about these regions and their popularity… We will taste 5 different varietals and 10 wines…Grab your ringside seat as we explore wines of Italy and France with you through our international discovery in a glass!

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

Craft Beer Class with Chuck

POSTPONED

Are you passionate about craft beer?  Beer sales are exploding!  Come sit with our very own Chuck, “The Beer man” as you explore his choice selections from the vast beer world; take a journey through various beer components and learn more about how to identify characteristics as we pop the beer caps!

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

Pinot Palooza

POSTPONED 

Pinot Noir is a finicky but illustrious grape. Join Marianne and learn about the challenges of growing Pinot, taste the line-up of pinot producers from France, the United States and South America.  Learn why this beautiful wine is the “wine for all seasons”.

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

Great Value Wines with High Ratings

Wednesday, April 19 | 7:00-8:30 pm

One of the greatest things about wine is there’s always something new to discover when looking for a 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. Come join us and discover some of our “value” wines that are, simply put, good wines regardless of price.

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

Wine and Cheese Workshop with Edi and Marianne

Tuesday, April 25 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Wine and cheese are a natural combination. They’ve been together for 8,000 years that we know of, and we have been busy figuring out ways to make both of them more and more delicious all the time. The match of wine and cheese is natural and exciting.  Come join Edi and Marianne as they put together pairings that are many times greater than wine or cheese alone.  Come join us as we taste six major wine and cheese combinations together that express the full range of pairing by texture, flavor, geography and temperament.

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

Southern Italian Wine Seminar

Wednesday, April 26 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Explore southern Italy through the perspective of Mucci Imports, an importer focusing on small growers and unique grape varietals.  This class will feature an in depth look at the wines of Campania, Puglia, Abruzzo, and Sicily, among others.  Southern Italy is home to many of the most exciting wine regions in the world, including Mt. Etna and the Avellino.  These unique family wineries are focused on establishing a reputation for something other than pizza Napolitana!

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

South of the Equator Wines

Wednesday, May 3 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Keen on big, bold flavors and a wide array of wine styles? Head south… of the equator, that is — and you’ll find a world of wine rich in flavor and as diverse and varied as the land it comes from. Come and enjoy the unique twists on red and white wine varieties that will include Chenin Blanc, Carmenere, Malbec and Pinotage.  These southern stunners come from a winemaker’s paradise and are ripe for your discovery!

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

Wine Tasting and Card Readings

Thursday, May 4 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Back by popular demand!  Explore select wines of California, the number one state for wine and connect with your guardian angels, spirit guides and loved ones from the other side. Class will be structured around tasting as well as one on one meetings for each participant with our Intuitive Angel Card Readers, Kim Campbell and Judy Giovangelo.

Due to the personalized service, class will be limited to 12 – Get your tickets today!

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

All About Bubbles – Champagne, Cava, Prosecco

Thursday, May 11 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Bubbles! Pop! Who doesn’t love bubbles? A bottle of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty, if only for the moment.  Sparkling wine can turn any event into a celebration!  Come learn about our favorite “bubblies” and why champagne is the perfect pairing for potato chips!

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

All Around the World with Chardonnay – Burgundy, Sonoma and South America

Wednesday, May 17 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Chardonnay is one of the most grown varietals in the world, and offers many different tastes depending on the climate, terroir and production techniques used. Come sip and experience all that Chardonnay can offer…This class offers a new adventure in a glass, come join us!

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

Summer Cocktails

Tuesday, May 23 | 7:00-8:30 pm

The summer is almost here!  Time to entertain with rooftop parties and warm weather get-togethers… The Vin Bin wants to help you step up your summer cocktail celebration!  Join Marianne and Susan, the dynamic duo, as they focus on fundamental, versatile and awesome summer drinks that will have your guests asking for more!

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