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 4

Wednesday, May 4

Mezcals of Don Amado and Mezcal Vago

6:00pm to 8:00pm
If you’re searching for a new spirit to energize your summer, look no further than mezcal. We’ll be pouring an array of these distinctively smooth and smoky spirits from producers Don Amado and Mezcal Vago: The Don Amado Rustico Mezcal is silky, vibrant, and juicy-fruited; The Don Amado Reposado Mezcal is dense and honeyed with mixed peppercorn spice; The Mezcal Vago Elote is a rare mezcal that tastes of smoky-sweet corn, tropical fruits, and earth; And the Mezcal Vago Ensamble en Barro is a special blend of agave species with flavors of nectarine fruit, minerality, and savory hay.

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

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 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 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 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

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 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.