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 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
Looking for that ideal cider you can enjoy year-round? Sample the Shacksbury Semi-Dry Cider: With just a touch of earthiness and clean crisp apple flavors, Shacksbury blends fruit from their Vermont orchards and from orchards in England. This well-crafted cider is a total crowd-pleaser.

SEP 3

Saturday, September 3

Rhum JM

3:00pm to 5:00pm
If you’ve never had it before, agricole has a distinctly different character than most rums you’re probably familiar with. Taste for yourself as we pour four bottles from one of the biggest names in Martinique’s rhum agricole industry, Rhum JM: the Rhum JM VSOP has a deep amber color and notes of chocolate, maple, and oak spice; The Rhum JM Blanc is not your ordinary white rum, with its flavors of white pepper, cinnamon, and Bananas Foster; The Rhum JM XO Agricole is one of their rarest bottles, offering up complex flavors of roasted nuts and dried tropical fruits; And the Rhum JM 15yr Agricole 1996 explodes with notes of tobacco, sassafras, coconut, and much more.

SEP 8

Thursday, September 8

Ancho Reyes Liqueurs

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Spice up your cocktails this September. We’re tasting the pepper liqueurs of Ancho Reyes: The Chili Liqueur successfully captures the vivid character of the chili peppers and the majestic land from which they hail with a spicy intensity that adds a flair to drinks; And the Verde Poblano Liqueur is top-shelf liqueur that displays intense spice alongside flavors of heirloom tomatoes, pineapple, mirabelles, fresh ginger, and green tea.

SEP 9

Friday, September 9

Caorunn Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Discover something entirely different: Scottish gin! We’ll be sampling the celebrated gin of Scottish distillery Caorunn: It’s distilled using 11 botanicals, including Scottish-grown heather, bog myrtle, rowan berry, dandelion, and coul blush apple. Taste this exciting appley, floral gin.

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