Our expert sommeliers meet with you to determine your taste and budget, then hand-pick monthly products delivered to your very own in-store cabinet.
Our Vin Bin program, available at all Tasting Centre locations, allows you to explore the world of wine with the safety net of a personal guide! Our expert sommeliers will meet with you to determine your taste and budget, then hand-pick products delivered every month to your very own in-store cabinet.
1. Choose a location
Choose the Calgary Co-op Wine Spirits Beer store where you’ll pick up your monthly wines: the Vin Bin program is available in our Beddington, Mount Pleasant, Crowfoot, Midtown, Oakridge and Shawnessy locations. We set aside a secured cabinet with your name on it right in the store.
2. Meet with a sommelier
Next, you’ll meet with one of our sommeliers where they’ll learn all about your tastes, preferences and needs. Once we know what you like, we carefully curate a selection of wines (or spirits!) we think you’ll love– if there’s a liqueur you want to try, we can add spirits to your monthly selection too.
3. Set a budget
You’ll set a budget for each month using a preauthorized credit card. (Minimum $150/month)
On your designated day each month you’ll arrive to unlock your cabinet and find an array of wines carefully tailored to your tastes, regional preferences and budget. You pick them up and go; it’s like unwrapping the best kind of present every single month!
Our sommeliers can pick out special bottles for celebrations or create custom gift baskets.
Maybe you need a great bottle of wine for a hostess gift or a dinner party? We’ll pick out exactly what you need and leave it locked in your cabinet for you to pick up when you’re ready.
No time to research wines for a dinner party? Or maybe you just need something paired with a special meal. Email your meal info to your personal sommelier, and they’ll have the perfect pairing ready and waiting for you.
If you’d like to learn more about wine, we can help! As a Vin Bin member you’re eligible to attend special classes or tastings.
If you’re travelling to a wine region anywhere in the world, your personal sommelier can help arrange an insider look at wineries.
Choose a tasting centre location that’s convenient or pick an expert sommelier from the team. Contact the sommelier and they’ll arrange a Vin Bin meeting.