Join us at the Wine Bin for Wine Education. Taste a little – learn a little!
(Includes a $10 credit towards a purchase)
Classes all start at 7:00PM
Call us for more information: 410-465-7802
There is much mystery and myth about Sake, but here you can learn the real deal about this liberating libation. We understand that most people have only experienced hot Sake as an accompaniment to sushi, but you don’t have to go to Japan to become a bona fide Sake connoisseur! Now that we have a sushi restaurant (Umi Sushi) on Main Street , what better place to learn about Sake than here at the Bin!
I’m sure you’ve heard people say they drink Bourbon or Scotch but what does it mean when a person says they want a Whiskey? Whiskey covers an enormous span of spirits, ranging from Bourbon to Scotch and from Japan to the U.S. At its core, Whiskey is a spirit made from a fermented grain mash — but it’s so much more than that.
Canned wines are the perfect marriage of stylish sophistication and casual coolness. They’re portable, potable, and pretty—the ideal go-to for summer entertaining outdoors. Canned wines have been popular for a while though, so there are many different kinds out there. To help you cut through the clutter, we took on the task of finding the best canned wines and spritzers out there.
Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Maryland, was the first entrant into Maryland’s modern wine culture. Established in 1945, it reinvigorated an industry that officially has been around since 1648. Tenis Palee is the first Marylander on record to have produced wine. In 1662, Governor Charles Calvert introduced European grapes to Maryland, planting some 200 acres.
Since the Maryland Wineries Association began keeping statistics in 2001, the local wine industry has enjoyed remarkable growth. In 2001, the state produced 438,866 bottles, valued at $6.14 million. A little over a decade later, in 2013, Maryland producers corked 1.74 million bottles, worth some $26.1 million in sales.
Maryland now has about 120 acres of soil dedicated to wine cultivation. The roughly 80 Maryland wine producers comprise a majority of total grape producers. (Annual grape yield averages 800 tons.) Vineyards turn out 420 different types of wine each year.
In this class we will explore many of the great producers of wine in our home state by tasting and comparing the same varietal side by side with wines from famous wine regions.