Friday, May 17, 2013
Massachusetts microbreweries have embraced the can in their summer beer offerings.
Cans are all the rage in the microbrew beer world this summer, according to Aaron Aykanian at the Vin Bin. "When all those people saw Sam Adams was doing it, everyone started doing it," said Aykanian who is the Vin Bin's beverage director and manager of the Hopkinton store. Summer is the time for canned beer, he said, whether it is because it makes a six pack lighter for hiking or lets you have a delicious beer by the pool. With companies like Sam Adams paving the way, Massachusetts breweries such as Berkshire Brewing and Wachusett Brewery are now offering their beers in cans.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The owner of the popular wine and beer store says that expanding into Hopkinton was always in his plans.
With the Vin Bin set to open a second location Wednesday, Owner Rick Lombardi said a second store in Hopkinton has been in his plans for five years. "We always wanted to be in Hopkinton. We have wanted to be in Hopkinton for five years," said Lombardi. The Vin Bin, a purveyor of fine wine, artisan cheese, specialty foods, craft beer and spirits opened its doors in 2004. The Vin Bin moved into the 100-year-old former Central Fire Station in 2011. The quality of life store has been touted for its contribution to downtown Marlborough. It is now set to do the same thing beginning at noon on Jan. 30 at 22 South Street in the new Price Chopper Plaza in Hopkinton. Receive breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The beer and wine shop will open next to Super Cuts and Hopkinton Square Dental.
The Vin Bin, Hopkinton's newest wine and malt beverage store, will be opening in Hopkinton Square at the end of the month. The owners announced the Jan. 30 opening on their website yesterday, once the store opening the retail section of the Hopkinton Square development will be nearly complete. Owner Rick Lombardi appeared before the Board of Selectmen in September, to announce the plans for the business's second location. "We wouldn't be selling cigarettes and lottery tickets like a normal package store," Lombardi told the Selectmen. "We also won't have the neon signs that you often see in the windows." The Vin Bin opened in Marlborough in August 2011 and was selected as the best liquor store in town earlier this year .
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Owners of The Vin Bin in Marlborough look forward to a second location.
When voters said they did not want the town to apply for an extra all-liquor license at Town Meeting, they didn't stop a wine store from opening at Hopkinton Square. Last night the Board of Selectmen approved a wine and malt liquor license for The Vin Bin to open in the second building at the development. The specific license, one of five unused licenses of its type, does not allow the establishment to sell spirits and hard-liquor. The Vin Bin applied for the license, and owner Rick Lombardi said he looks forward to opening a second store. The original Vin Bin is in Marlborough, just a short drive down route 495, and several Selectmen mentioned previous visits to the store. According to Lombardi the store is a "wine and cheese store" …