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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.


Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015

Maestro dobel Diamante

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Maestro Dobel Tequila - (750)
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Lowlands, NOM 1122
Item #: 23097


Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Savage Grace Wines: Old World Sensibility, New World Wine

6:00pm to 8:00pm
In 2011, winemaker and owner Michael Savage established Savage Grace Wines with an inaugural vintage of Cabernet Franc. His vision was and is to make Old World-style wines in a restrained and consistent manner, yielding wines that are balanced and palatable from vintage to vintage. Come taste the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc from this up-and-coming producer.


Savage Grace Wines, Sauvignon Blanc - 2013 (750)
White, USA, Washington, Yakima Valley
Item #: 32405

Savage Grace Wines, Cabernet Sauvignon - 2011 (750)
Red, USA, Washington, Yakima Valley
Item #: 32407


Thursday, Apr 02, 2015

Solbeso: Cacao Rediscovered

6:00pm to 8:00pm
First created in northern Peru, Solbeso is the product of distilled fresh cacao fruit, which has been fermented in open-air beds with natural and Champagne yeasts that aid in the development of the distinctive flavor of this spirit. Solbeso is truly the first of its kind.


Solbeso Cacao Fruit Spirit - (750)
USA, Kentucky
Item #: 31202


Thursday Apr 02, 2015

Kosher Wine 101

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Passover starts tomorrow, so don’t wait until the last minute to stock your shelves with Kosher wine for your family Seder. Come taste three of our favorite Kosher wines as we explore how diverse they can be. These wines are definitely fit for your holiday table.


Ben Ami Cabernet Sauvignon - 2012 (750)
Red, Israel, Upper Galilee
Item #: 26425

Rashi Clarét Semi Sweet Red Wine - (750)
Red, USA, California
Item #: 26426

Rashi Moscato d'Asti Kosher - 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Piedmont
Item #: 24575


Friday, Apr 03, 2015

South by Southwest

6:00pm to 8:00pm
They may not be the most glamorous wines of France, but the wines of the southwest are some of our favorites. From the juicy reds of Cahors to the earthier reds of the Médoc, the styles of the region are complex, diverse, and filled with intrigue. You won't want to miss what we have in store for you at this taste through southwest France.


Ch. Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Medoc - 2010 (750)
Red, France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Moulis
Item #: 21367

Cahors "Gouleyant," Georges Vigoureux - 2013 (750)
Red, France, Southwest, Cahors
Item #: 26634

Cahors, Ch. de Haute-Serre - 2011 (750)
Red, France, Southwest, Cahors
Item #: 27554


Friday Apr 03, 2015

Breucklen Distilling: A Brooklyn Innovator

6:00pm to 8:00pm
In 2010, Breuckelen Distilling opened for business in their 19th Street distillery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Since then, they have continued to produce whiskey, rye, and gin from this location, maturing some of their products in a warehouse in East New York. Breuckelen has established themselves as part of the distillation new guard, eschewing tradition in favor of innovation. Their dedication to new taste profiles has brought attention and affection from the spirits community. Come taste some local treasures with us as we open up the 77 Whiskey NY Wheat, the 77 Whiskey Rye Corn, the Glorious Gin, and the Glorious Barrel Aged Gin.



Saturday, Apr 04, 2015

Stay Local with Greenhook Gin

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Distiller Steven DeAngelo brings us home-turf gin made right here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We will be tasting this classic spirit, the Old Tom Gin, and the Beach Plum Gin Liqueur, which is infused with Long Island beach plums and Turbinado sugar. Join us for an evening of drinking locally.


Greenhook Ginsmiths Dry Gin - (750)
USA, New York
Item #: 26619

Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur - (750)
USA, New York
Item #: 27258

Greenhook Ginsmiths Old Tom Gin - (750)
USA, New York, Brooklyn
Item #: 31486


Saturday Apr 04, 2015

Malbec, Cinsaut, and More!

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Juicy Malbec, Cinsaut, and more at this spring tasting that will help you load up on all the essentials for your warm weather cellar. Stop by for a taste!


Doña Silvina, "Fresh" Malbec - 2013 (750)
Red, Argentina, Mendoza
Item #: 28129

Cinsault "Exordé," Clos Mathélisse - 2012 (750)
Red, France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Item #: 28945

Saint Pourçain Rouge, Famille Laurent - 2013 (750)
Red, France, Loire, Saint-Pourcain
Item #: 24761


Thursday, Apr 09, 2015

From Austin With Love: Tito's Handmade Vodka

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Produced in Austin, Texas' first and oldest distillery, Tito's Handmade Vodka is made in small batches in an old-fashioned pot still by Tito Beveridge, a geologist from San Antonio. This award-winning vodka has won the loyalty of vodka drinkers around the country and we believe that it will win yours, too, so stop in to see why, after 16 years, Tito's Handmade Vodka is still one of the best spirits on the market.


Tito's Handmade Vodka - (LTR)
USA, Texas
Item #: 12508

Tito's Handmade Vodka - (1.75)
USA, Texas
Item #: 24875


Friday Apr 10, 2015

Gordon & Macphail Scotch

6:00pm to 8:00pm


G&M Glentauchers 16yr Single Malt Scotch - (750)
Scotland, Speyside
Item #: 32592

Gordon & Macphail Bladnoch 18yr Single Malt Scotch - (750)
Scotland, Lowlands
Item #: 32589

G&M Old Pulteney 21yr Single Malt Scotch - (750)
Scotland, Highlands
Item #: 32590

G&M Highland Park 24yr Single Malt - (750)
Scotland, Islands, Orkney
Item #: 32591


Saturday, Apr 11, 2015

Bulldog Gin: The New Classic

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Launched in 2007 by gin enthusiast Anshuman Vohra, Bulldog Gin has made it a major goal to convert the traditional and conservative market of gin, gin-drinking, and gin-thinking. This award-winning gin now has a loyal following and an expanding presence. Join us for a taste and you'll understand why we stand behind this creative (and delicious) up-and-comer.


Bulldog London Dry Gin - (LTR)
England, London
Item #: 32458

Bulldog London Dry Gin - (750)
Item #: 16882