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.

AUG 28

Sunday, August 28

Caffo Liqueurs

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Caffo makes delightful liqueurs in the southern region of Calabria, Italy that are fantastic on the rocks before dinner, to whet the appetite, or as a post-meal treat. We’re pouring four examples of Caffo’s celebrated creations: The Caffo Amaretto is an all-natural almond & herb infusion with a pleasant sweetness; The Caffo Amaro del Capo is absolutely easy-drinking; The Caffo Limoncino is made with only lemon zest and sugar, resulting in a cleaner style; And the Caffo Sambuca Secolare has a pure, smooth finish.

AUG 31

Wednesday, August 31

Uncle Val's Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
The sunny weather is still in full swing. Keep the good times rolling with a spirit that’s crisp and refreshing. This small batch gin has only five botanicals: juniper, cucumber, lemon, sage, and lavender. After the bright lemon entry you are rewarded with a spicy, lavender finish. Taste for yourself!

SEP 1

Thursday, September 1

Top 12 Mixed Case

6:00pm to 8:00pm
As summer transitions into fall, it’s time to stock up on delicious wines that run the gamut. We’ve hand-selected a case that’s packed with all kinds of fun wines, ready for summer sun or a return to chillier weather. Taste for yourself what this exciting case in store: a zesty New Zealand white, a ripe-fruited Rioja red, a refreshing Italian sparkler, and much more.

SEP 2

Friday, September 2

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!

SEP 3

Saturday, September 3

Shacksbury Cider

2:00pm to 4:00pm

SEP 8

Thursday, September 8

Ancho Reyes Liqueurs from Puebla

6:00pm to 8:00pm

SEP 9

Friday, September 9

Caorunn Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm

SEP 9

Friday, September 9

Gifu Sake tasting

6:00pm to 8:00pm

SEP 10

Saturday, September 10

NY Distilling Co.

3:00pm to 5:00pm
The offerings of Brookyln-based New York Distilling Company harken back to spirits of yore in pre-Prohibition America. We're sampling four such beautifully-rendered relics: the Dorothy Parker Gin, which deftly blends traditional and contemporary botanicals; the Chief Gowanus Gin, based on an early American recipe that results in a smooth, spicy, malty delight; Mister Katz's Rock & Rye, a ready-to-drink rye whiskey cocktail made with rock candy and spices; and the Ragtime Rye, a whiskey distilled from New York state rye and aged in full-size barrels to ensure a robust flavor.

SEP 10

Saturday, September 10

Weygandt wines

3:00pm to 5:00pm