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.

MAY 5

Thursday, May 5

May Top 12 Mixed Case

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kick off your warm weather fun with a case of wines as exciting as spring itself. We’ll be pouring each of these 12 vibrant wines: a zesty sparkling Zweigelt rosé, a wildly aromatic Muskateller, a plump and smoky Garnacha, and many more! Whatever the warmer weather has in store for you, there’s a wine here for every occasion—whether it’s an outdoor movie, rooftop BBQ, or a grand dinner party.

MAY 6

Friday, May 6

Gosling's Rum

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Calling all Dark ‘n’ Stormy fans, here’s your rum. For seven generations, the Gosling name stood for smooth, complex, deliciously dark rums. We’ll be pouring four delicious Gosling products: the rich and intricately-flavored Black Seal Rum, the extra luscious Old Rum, the powerful-yet-refined Black Seal 151 Rum, and the grab-and-go classic Dark’n Stormy ready-to-drink cocktail.

MAY 6

Friday, May 6

Wines of Corsica

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Corsican wines remain a remarkably well-kept secret. Now is the perfect time to discover the island’s indigenous varietals. We’re pouring three incredibly distinct Corsican wines: The Clos Venturi Rosé has a great silky texture and plenty of raspberry fruit; The Clos Venturi Carcajolu Neru drinks like a weighty Cru Beaujolais and is made from a varietal that’s very rare—even by Corsican standards; And the Dom. Vico Rouge is a small-production red that’s full-bodied and full of licorice and blackberry fruit flavors.

MAY 7

Saturday, May 7

Rooftop Party Wines

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Rooftop party weather is upon us. Whether you’re grilling burgers or simply basking in the sunlight, we’ve got just the wines. We’ll be pouring an array of summer stunners: The Zepaltas Lake County Sauvignon Blanc is an energetic and tropical-fruited white that’s perfect for shellfish and cheeses; the Casa do Valle Vinho Verde is lean, crisp, and fresh Portuguese white ready for salads and ceviche; And the Peirano Estate Heritage Zinfandel is a lithe, juicy red that pops with vanilla and oak spice.

MAY 7

Saturday, May 7

Luxardo

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Put an Italian spin on your summer cocktails with Luxardo. We’ll sampling a few Italian liqueurs that are excellent pre-meal, post-meal, or for entertaining: the fruity and spicy Luxardo Maraschino; the Luxardo Amaretto di Saschira Liqueur, which is made from real almond paste and aged for eight months; the heady and lusciously citrus-fruited Luxardo Triplum Triple Sec Orange Dry; and the rich, sweet, and deeply satisfying Luxardo Sangue Morlacco Cherry Liqueur.

MAY 8

Sunday, May 8

Giffard Liqueurs

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Does your cocktail routine need sprucing up? The magnificent liqueurs of Giffard are just the thing. Wake up to a whole new world of flavor as we pour a couple of Giffard’s eclectic liqueurs: The Giffard Banane du Bresil is a luxurious blend of slow-macerated bananas from Brazil; The Giffard Creme de Violette is incredibly smooth and floral—and a touch sweet; The Giffard Creme de Pamplemousse tastes of freshly-squeezed grapefruit and is perfect with sparkling wine; And the Giffard Vanille de Madagascar Liqueur has a remarkable depth of flavor with notes of marshmallow, honey, espresso, and cocoa powder.

MAY 11

Wednesday, May 11

Brooklyn Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
The distillers at Brooklyn Gin take a hands-on approach to their product. Their gin starts with a neutral corn spirit and then is infused with hand-cut citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper. It's delicious on its own and sends cocktails over the moon. Gin up some state pride - try Brooklyn Gin!

MAY 12

Thursday, May 12

Portuguese Wines

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Portuguese wines evoke the country’s awe-inspiring coastlines and the romance of Lisbon. Take a tasting tour of this wine destination as we pour three springtime offerings: The Quinto do Reguiero is fresh and tasty with stone fruits, flowery aromas, and thirst-slaking minerality; The Quinta do Perdigão Encruzado is full of personality and pear fruit flavor; And the Quinta do Pôpa Douro is ripe-fruited and perfect for spicy dishes.

MAY 12

Thursday, May 12

Owney's NYC Rum

6:00pm to 8:00pm
This summer, imbibe locally: We’ll be pouring NYC-based Owney’s Rum, a dynamic new edition to the craft spirits scene. This white rum is full of gorgeous pure cane molasses, and vanilla elements with some well-balanced esters and minerals. If you’re a fan of daiquiris or mai tais, this rum is bound to have you smitten.

MAY 13

Friday, May 13

Bruichladdich and the Botanist

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Whisky is a drink for all seasons. And the whiskies of Bruichladdich are especially friendly and springy. We’ll be pouring a couple of their whiskies—alongside their Islay gin: The Bruichladdich Octomore 6.1 Single Malt is extraordinarily light and approachable despite it being the world’s highest-peated whisky; The Bruichladdich Rockside Farm Islay Barley is floral, malty, and totally satisfying; The Bruichladdich Octomore 7.4 Virgin Oak evokes campfire marshmallows and chocolate; And the Botanist Islay Dry Gin uses classic gin aromatics in addition to a heady harvest of 22 wild botanicals.

MAY 14

Saturday, May 14

Escubac Apéritif Liqueur

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Calling all mixologists: You’re about to discover your new favorite “secret ingredient” in the form of Escubac. We’ll be sampling this exciting liqueur from Sweetdram. It’s spicy, herbal, and fruity—a perfect balance of carefully chosen botanicals. Escubac serves as a perfect gin alternative and will put an entirely new spin on your favorite cocktails.

MAY 15

Sunday, May 15

Martin Miller's Westbourne Gin

2:00pm to 5:00pm
There are gins and then there are gins. We're pouring one that'll change the way you at look at these elegant spirits—Martin Miller's Westbourne Gin. The Beverage Tasting Institute awarded this 97 points and declared this the best gin in the world and the spirit of the year. It's citrus-fruited and spicy, with a lovely mouthfeel. Taste for yourself.