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 28

Wednesday, September 28

Four Pillars Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin is made in a small distillery in Yarra Valley, Australia. And everything the Four Pillars distillers make is based around their four pillars: the still, the water, the botanicals, and their passion for spirits. We'll be pouring two of their lauded spirits: The potent Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin and the spicy Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin.

SEP 28

Wednesday, September 28

Autumn-Ready Reds and Whites

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Crisp weather is nearly here, so it’s almost time to cozy up to wines that balance heft, zest, and boldness. This tasting is full of flavors that reflect the tastes and feel of the coming season: We’re pouring two supple Alsatian whites, a powerhouse Primitivo, and a Chianti that belongs at the dinner table.

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 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

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 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 9

Sunday, October 9

Purity Vodka

6:00pm to 8:00pm