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.

SEP 29

Thursday, September 29

Lejay Liqueur

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lejay Lagoute has the distinction of being the creator of the first ever crème de cassis in 1841. The multiple steps to production ensure that freshness and richness are married together for the ultimate cassis expression. Taste a little bit of history when we pour this utterly delicious liqueur.

SEP 30

Friday, September 30

Mount Gay Rums

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mount Gay Rum is the product of over 300 years of knowledge, experience, and refinement applied to the process of making rum. Explore these historic Barbadian spirits when we pour three selections from Mount Gay: The Mount Gay Eclipse Dark Rum is rich and subtly smoky; The Mount Gay Extra Old Rum is an opulent blend of the finest spirits aged for 8 to 15 years; And the Mount Gay Black Barrel is an Astor Wines & Spirits exclusive that’s chock-full of almonds, tamarind, and milk chocolate notes.

SEP 30

Friday, September 30

Caraccioli Sparkling Wines

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Caraccioli is a passion project from winemaker Michel Salgues - previously of Roederer Estate. Experience some standout sparklers as we pour two bottles: The Caraccioli Brut is a rich sparkler that exudes apple and citrus notes, plus brioche flavors; And the Caraccioli Brut Rosé is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that’s creamy and full of pretty red fruit notes.

OCT 1

Saturday, October 1

Fausse Piste Washington Wines

3:00pm to 5:00pm
What do you get when you combine a chef with Rhône varietals from Oregon and Washington? Fausse Piste wines is what! We’re pleased to sample three delicious wines from this reputable winemaker: The "La Communard" is an aromatic white blend of Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, and Riesling that offers a rich texture and gorgeous floral notes; The "Alpine Selection" Viognier is a full-bodied white with generous stone fruits; And the "Garde Manger" Syrah has a clean nose of pulpy black fruit and an undercurrent of dark minerals.

OCT 1

Saturday, October 1

The Real McCoy Aged Rums

3:00pm to 5:00pm
If you were wondering whether rum could be as complex or high in quality as the rest of the world's great premium spirits, you needn't look much further than the Real McCoy Aged Rums. We'll be tasting the exotic and richly-fruited The Real McCoy12yr Aged rum as well as the vivid and spicy The Real McCoy 5yr Aged Rum.

OCT 2

Sunday, October 2

Black Bottle Scotch

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Looking for an intensely smoky Scotch whisky that doesn’t break the bank? Then you need to taste the Black Bottle Scotch: This whisky has explosive smokiness with gingery spice and a touch of fruit. Try for yourself!

OCT 5

Wednesday, October 5

Villa Lobos Tequila

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Make a splash at your next party with the tequila of Villa Lobos. We’re sampling three bottles from this classic producer: The Villa Lobos Blanco Tequila is a wonderful sipping tequila with delicate notes of citrus, white flowers, and sweet pepper; The Villa Lobos Añejo Tequila was aged in used bourbon barrels and is very well-rounded with notes of marzipan and vanilla; And the Villa Lobos Extra Añejo Tequila is a celebratory tequila meant to be savored and shared with its layers of cinnamon, orange peel, milk chocolate, and tropical fruit flavors.

OCT 5

Wednesday, October 5

Sparkling Wines

6:15pm to 8:15pm
Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? We're sampling one incredible crémant and two amazing Champagnes: The Clotilde Davenne "Extra Brut" is delightfully dry and abundantly ripe with white peach fruit; The Jean Velut Blanc de Blancs is super focused, but with an accessible fruit-forwardness; And the Pierre Brigandat Brut is delicate and dry on the palate, with a touch of brioche and strawberry fruit.

OCT 6

Thursday, October 6

Top 12 Mixed Case

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Autumn is here. Time to cozy up to wines that balance heft, zest, and bold fruit flavors. This case is packed with bottles that reflect the tastes and feel of the season: a dark and savory Chinon, a ripe and mellow New York red blend, a luscious California Chardonnay, and more. We're tasting each bottle in October’s Top 12 case—each one easy-drinking, food-versatile, and perfect for fall.

OCT 7

Friday, October 7

Glenmorangie

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Don't miss this rare opportunity to sample four bottles from the famous Glenmorangie distillery: The Port Cask Quinta Ruban Scotch is an absolutely decadent malt; "The Original" 10 Yr. Scotch shows wonderful notes of peach and maple; The Lasanta Sherry Cask 12 Yr. Scotch is lush with honey notes; And the Nectar D'Or drinks like a gorgeous Sauternes.

OCT 7

Friday, October 7

Liébart-Régnier Champagne

6:00pm to 8:00pm
What better way to kickstart your weekend than with a glass (or three) of Champagne? We'll be tasting three bottles from legendary producer Liébart-Régnier: The Brut NV is an ideal apéritif Champagne with bright yellow fruits and complex brioche aromas; The Brut Rosé NV is vibrant with fresh strawberry fruit; And the Demi-Sec NV tastes as if lightly dusted with powdered sugar and flower petals.

OCT 9

Sunday, October 9

Purity Vodka

6:00pm to 8:00pm