Free Tastings

We love to let you know what we know by teaching and tasting. Here are some scheduled events that will be fun and informative.

Take advantage of these premier tastings at Astor's Landmark Location - 399 Lafayette at 4th Street.

Aside from the free tastings, enjoy a 20% discount on any wine (still or sparkling) and a 10% discount on any spirit that's poured the day of tasting.

JUL 30

Saturday, July 30

Australian Shiraz

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Australia is renowned for its bold and vibrant Shiraz wines that are often just as expressive as any great Rhône red. Taste for yourself when we pour three distinct examples of this Aussie staple: The Jauma “Alessa” Shiraz is structured and powerful with well-balanced black cherry fruit and dried herbs; The Jamsheed “Warner Vineyard” Syrah is smooth and peppery with layers of earth and fruit; And the Boxhead Shiraz aims to please with exotic spices, crushed sour cherries, and a sprinkle of cocoa.

JUL 30

Saturday, July 30

Rhum Clement

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Rhum agricole is one of the only rums in the world to be tightly governed by a French AOC. And Rhum Clément in Martinique has been setting the standard for sugar cane rum for almost a century. See for yourself: we’re sampling its standout VSOP; an excellent liqueur substitute to triple sec; a delightful blend of white rhum agricole and coconut fruit; and a natural white rum with an elegant bouquet and super-smooth finish.

AUG 3

Wednesday, August 3

Neisson Rhum

6:00pm to 8:00pm
There’s no better season than summer to delve into the exciting world of rhum agricole. Experience the spirit of the Caribbean as we pour four wonderful examples from Neisson: The Blanc Rhum Agricole is an unaged rum with flavors of sugarcane, citrus, and white flowers; The Eleve Sous Bois is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels and has notes of vanilla and citrus with a creamy mouthfeel; The L’Esprit Blanc Rhum Agricole is bottled at a whopping 70% ABV and is unsurpassed by anything in this category; And the Reserve Speciale Rum is aged up to 10 years in used bourbon, whisky, and new French oak barrels—with notes of roasted nuts and black fruit.

AUG 4

Thursday, August 4

Top 12 Mixed Case

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Make this a summer to remember with August's Top 12 case. Broaden your horizons with ripe Croatian reds, zesty Albariños, luscious Alsatian whites, and much more as we sample each bottle—hand-selected with deliciousness and excitement in mind.

AUG 5

Friday, August 5

Austrian and German Wines

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Austrian and German wines evoke the bucolic and rolling hills of Vienna. Take a tasting tour of these wine destinations when we sample three springtime offerings: The “Umris” Blaufränkisch is robust, spicy, and full of juicy black fruits; The Gut Hermannsberg Weisser Burgunder is delicate, creamy, and apple-fruited; And the Rosi Schuster Zweigelt is a heady mix of ruby-red fruits and savory earth components.

AUG 5

Friday, August 5

Greenhook Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Greenhook sets out to recreate classic gin styles that fit in perfectly with our modern drinking culture. We’ll be sampling its Beach Plum Gin Liqueur, made in the style of sloe gin (but with beach plums sourced from Long Island!); the Old Tom Gin, a wild sweet-and-spicy concoction that makes an excellent alternative for cocktails calling for brown spirits; and the subtle botanicals of its Dry Gin that will certainly make martini lovers swoon.

AUG 10

Wednesday, August 10

Bulldog Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm

AUG 12

Friday, August 12

Chareau Aloe Vera Liqueur

6:00pm to 8:00pm