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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 15% discount on any wine that's poured, the day of tasting.


Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

FAIR Spirits: Fair Trade Craft Libation

3:00pm to 5:00pm
FAIR is a company dedicated to the production of ethical and sustainable spirits. Their high-quality, fair trade, craft selections include FAIR's Quinoa Vodka, their Goji Berry Liqueur, and their Café Liqueur, all of which are not only good for the world, but are also delicious in their own right. Join us for a taste of these incredible spirits, which prove that sustainability and flavor can, in fact, go hand in hand.


FAIR Café Liqueur - (375)
Item #: 23599

FAIR Goji Berry Liqueur - (375)
Item #: 23598

FAIR Quinoa Vodka - (750)
Item #: 23104


Saturday Sep 20, 2014

'Tis the Season for New Arrivals From Burgundy

3:00pm to 5:00pm
That cool, crisp breeze? It just begs for a glass of Burgundy. Luckily for you, our new inventory has arrived, and we're dying to share it with you. From Marc Colin's St. Aubin Blanc to his Vieilles-Vignes "Champs-Claude" Santenay to the Bourgognes Rouges of Michel & Marc Rossignol and Dominique Gallois, we have your Burgundy needs covered. Come see what's new this fall.



Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

Gin in Flight: Aviation

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Batch-distilled in Portland, Oregon, Aviation Gin teems with savory notes of cardamom, juniper, lavender, and sarsparilla. Named for the classic Aviation cocktail that originated in New York's Hotel Wallick nearly a century ago, this gin pays homage to the classics. It also happens to be one of the highest-rated gins on the market, surpassing some of the most popular and time-tested favorites. Taste along with us for a better understanding of what makes this gin so superior.


Aviation Gin - (750)
USA, Oregon
Item #: 17540


Thursday Sep 25, 2014

We've Got a Ticket to Chile

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a refresher on the wines of Chile as we delve into what makes this country great. From unique Pedro Ximenez to Sauvignon Gris to Carmenère, we'll take you on a drinking tour that you will not soon forget. This is a rare opportunity to focus on a country that doesn't get the press it deserves, so come in and allow us to shine the light on Chile for you.


J. Bouchon, Red Blend "Canto Sur" - 2012 (750)
Red, Chile, Maule
Item #: 31226

Mayu Pedro Ximenez, Elqui Valley - 2013 (750)
White, Chile, Equi
Item #: 31227

Casa Silva, Sauvignon Gris - 2012 (750)
White, Chile, Central Valley, Colchagua
Item #: 30325

Casa Silva "Los Lingues", Carmenère - 2012 (750)
Red, Chile, Central Valley, Colchagua
Item #: 29534


Friday, Sep 26, 2014

Celebrate Italian Wine Month at Astor

6:00pm to 8:00pm
In recognition of Astor's Italian Wine Month, we're opening some truly inspired bottles from our Italian portfolio, including the Rosso del Soprano from Palari and Dorigo's Pinot Grigio and Ribolla Gialla. Right now, it's all Italy all the time here at Astor, so join in on the tasting with us as we explore two producers with much to offer.


Rosso del Soprano, Palari - 2009 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Item #: 12962

Pinot Grigio, Dorigo - 2012 (750)
White, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Colli Orientali
Item #: 26617

Ribolla Gialla, Dorigo - 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Colli Orientali
Item #: 10850


Friday Sep 26, 2014

The Heart of Friuli: Ronchi di Cialla

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Founded in 1970 by Dina and Paolo Rapuzzi, Ronchi di Cialla is a historic estate in Friuli known for such indigenous varieties as Ribolla, Refosco, Schioppettino, Verduzzo, and Picolit. In this focused tasting, we will be sampling two wines from this established producer, including the 2013 Ribolla Gialla and the 2011 Ribolla Nera. Mark your calendars for this trip into the heart of Friuli.


Ribolla Gialla, Ronchi di Cialla - 2013 (750)
White, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Item #: 27163

Ribolla Nera, Ronchi di Cialla - 2011 (750)
Red, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Colli Orientali
Item #: 27165


Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Sparkle In Your Step: Prosecco

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Italy is home to some of the brightest, cleanest wines available, and we'd like to show off some of our favorites. Prosecco is the name of this game, perfectly quaffable, bubbly, and charming Prosecco, three of which we'll be uncorking for your drinking pleasure.


Prosecco, Carpene Malvoti - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto
Item #: 41277

Prosecco "Alné" Extra Dry, La Tordera - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene
Item #: 30283

Prosecco "Brunei" Brut, La Tordera - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene
Item #: 30285


Sunday Sep 28, 2014


6:00pm to 8:00pm


Sorel Artisanal Liqueur - (750)
USA, New York
Item #: 27147


Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Stay Local With Greenhook Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Distiller Steven DeAngelo brings us home-turf gin made right here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We will be tasting this classic spirit and the beach plum flavor, which is infused with Long Island beach plums and Turbinado sugar. Join us for an evening of drinking locally.