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

DEC 10

Saturday, December 10

Singani 63 Brandy

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Just when you think you've tasted every type of spirit there is, Singani 63 Brandy comes along and changes that. We’ll be pouring this Bolivian spirit made from Muscat grapes grown high in the Andes Mountains. Seeing that Muscat is an aromatic varietal, known for its fruity and floral character, the result is a clean, perfumed, and vibrant brandy that drinks like a fruit-forward eau-de-vie.

DEC 10

Saturday, December 10

André Clouet Champagne

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Raise a glass to winter with meticulously crafted Chamapgnes that are festive and absolutely perfect with food. We're tasting an array of Champagnes from classic producer André Clouet that are ready for any occasion: The Silver Brut Nature NV is non-dosage and incredibly finessed; The Grande Réserve Brut NV is full of red berry & apple fruit and chalky minerality; And the Millésimé 2008 has amazing depth, richness, and elegance.

DEC 11

Sunday, December 11

Art in the Age

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Philadelphia’s Art in the Age takes its cues from old-timey Pennsylvania recipes and herbal concoctions to make tasty cocktail fixer-uppers for the modern mixologist. We’re tasting a smattering of these contemplative quaffers: the “Rhubarb Tea”, “Sage Cordial”, “Snap”, and “Root”. No artificial flavorings or sickly-sweet liqueur here!

DEC 12

Monday, December 12

Maker's Mark Coat Drive

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Come out this holiday season to warm yourselves with Maker's Mark and warm the homeless with your donated coats.

DEC 14

Wednesday, December 14

Angel's Envy Tasting and Bottle Engraving

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. Taste this rich and complex whiskey while having your very own bottle engraved.

DEC 15

Thursday, December 15

Rey Campero Mezcal

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mezcal is a big hit with spirits enthusiasts as of late. If you’re still on the fence or simply curious, try the mezcals of Rey Campero—a producer sourcing and distilling wild agaves in Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca. We’ll pour four mezcals from this traditional producer: The Espadin Mezcal is a clean spirit with notes of spearmint, chiles, and a hint of smoke; The Wild Jabali Mezcal is a rich and nutty spirit made from a rare species of agave; The Wild Mexicano Mezcal is a salty, peppery, and pineapple-fruited mezcal that also makes use of a scarcely-seen agave type; And the Wild Tepextate Mezcal is seductive and floral with a subtle jalapeño spiciness.

DEC 15

Thursday, December 15

Winter Wines

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Find your happy place with a few sips from France and Germany. We're sampling three delectable wines that run the gamut stylistically: The Pierre Paillard Bouzy Grand Cru Brut NV is a stellar Champagne that's round and ripe with pear fruit and a bready finish; The Gunderloch "Jean-Baptiste" Riesling is cheerful, peachy, and off-dry; And the Clos de la Roilette "Cuveé Christal" Fleurie is a fine Beaujolais with raspberry and strawberry notes from one of the most well-respected producers in the area.

DEC 16

Friday, December 16

Suntory Time

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Over the course of nearly a century, the House of Suntory—pioneer of Japanese whisky—has skyrocketed to international acclaim since the inception of the Yamazaki Distillery in 1923. It all started with Suntory’s pursuit of crafting world-class whisky—and today, Yamazaki continues its tradition of constant innovation and master craftsmanship, firmly establishing Japanese whisky as a pillar in the spirits pantheon. Suntory is a modern-day standard bearer of excellence in spirits that simply needs to be experienced. Taste for yourself as we pour some of their finest bottlings.

DEC 16

Friday, December 16

Dassai Saké

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hot or cold? Cloudy or clear? Break out of the binary: Saké is a wide spectrum of styles meant for any number of occasions. Taste four prime examples from classic saké producer Dassai: the smooth and delicately-fruited Dassai 39 Junmai Daiginjo; the salty, savory, peach-fruited Dassai 50 Sparkling Nigori; the rich, milky, melon-fruited Dassai 50 Junmai Daiginjo Nigori; and the gorgeously mineral-driven Dassai Otter Fest 23 Junmai Daiginjo.

DEC 17

Saturday, December 17

Dom Perignon Champagne

3:00pm to 5:00pm