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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.

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Saturday, Sep 05, 2015

The Perfect Picks for Brunch

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Or for a Saturday on the go! Bellavista's Franciacorta Saten and Contadi Castaldi's Franciacorta Rosé are the ideal drinking companions for a lovely brunch with friends--but they're equally delicious if you just happen to be running errands in the neighborhood (hint, hint).

Featuring:

Franciacorta Saten, Bellavista - 2009 (750)
White, Italy, Lombardy
Item #: 28636

Franciacorta Rosé, Contadi Castaldi - NV (750)
Rosé, Italy, Lombardy
Item #: 10358

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Saturday Sep 05, 2015

Straight from Montalcino: The Wines of Talenti

3:00pm to 5:00pm
Since establishing his estate in 1980, Montalcino's Piero Talenti has made it his mission to craft Brunello that is still approachable in its youth. So, too, is his lovely and exuberant Rosso di Montalcino, a wine that's meant to be opened early--and often. These wines are the perfect combination of traditional and modern, wines for Italian lovers who are not married to all of the traditions of the Old World but who still appreciate some of the notes that European wines impart. Enjoy what Italy brings to the table in this specialized tasting.

Featuring:

Brunello di Montalcino, Talenti - 2009 (750)
Red, Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
Item #: 20339

Rosso di Montalcino, Talenti - 2013 (750)
Red, Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
Item #: 20303

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Sunday, Sep 06, 2015

Cognac for the Connoisseur: Louis Royer

2:00pm to 5:00pm
Established over 160 years ago, Louis Royer is a Cognac producer steeped in tradition. Today, the house continues to make high-quality Cognac by traditional methods. Cognac connoisseurs will not want to pass on this tasting, which will feature two different samples from this producer: the XO Cognac and their standout, the Force 53 VSOP Cognac.

Featuring:

Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac - (750)
France, Cognac
Item #: 25368

Louis Royer XO Cognac - (750)
France, Cognac
Item #: 30261

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Wednesday Sep 09, 2015

Taking a Local Tipple: Brooklyn Gin

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fresh orange peels--rather than dried--set this gin apart. Emil and Joe, the founders of Brooklyn Gin, take the time to handcraft small batches of this artisanal product, which we believe is one of the best on the market. Come taste the difference that lively botanicals and exacting standards make in one of the United States' most classic spirits as we take a local tipple with Brooklyn Gin.

Featuring:

Brooklyn Gin - (750)
USA, New York
Item #: 26154

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Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Picture-Perfect Prosecco

6:00pm to 8:00pm
We're taking sparkling wine sipping to the next level with these two delicious Proseccos from Ca' Furlan and Col Cetoraz. It's bubbles and more at this fun and festive tasting.

Featuring:

Prosecco "Cuvée Beatrice," Ca' Furlan - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto
Item #: 33210

Prosecco "Cartizze Superiore," Col Vetoraz - 2012 (750)
White, Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene
Item #: 18761

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Thursday Sep 10, 2015

Meletti: King of the Amaros

6:00pm to 8:00pm
The Silvio Meletti Company was born in 1870, a result of the hard work of founder Silvio Meletti. Today, the project remains family-owned and operated. Amaro Meletti comes from an old recipe belonging to the Meletti family and is the result of a comprehensive blend of aromatic herbs. This is an amaro to be savored.

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Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

Crisp and Clean: Our White Wines

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fall is in the air, and we've got crisp wines to match. Stop by for a taste of the Carpene Malvolti Prosecco and the Malvira Langhe Favoriita, two crisp, stunning whites that will keep your palate going well into fall.

Featuring:

Prosecco, Carpene Malvolti - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto
Item #: 41277

Langhe Favorita, Malvira - 2013 (750)
White, Italy, Piedmont, Langhe
Item #: 31658

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Friday Sep 11, 2015

Sparkling Wine and More

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Look beyond Champagne! We're adding a bit of effervescence to this tasting party with the Colle Argento Livio Sassetti Prosecco Brut. After that, we'll taste the muscular Montefalco Rosso from Fongoli. Raise a glass with us as we toast Italian Wine Month and all the good cheer of this season and next!

Featuring:

Montefalco Rosso, Fongoli - 2011 (750)
Red, Italy, Umbria, Montefalco
Item #: 20470

Prosecco Brut, Colle Argento, Livio Sassetti - NV (750)
White, Italy, Veneto, Valdobbiadene
Item #: 29792

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Friday, Sep 11, 2015

Catoctin Creek's Roundstone Rye

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company was founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County, Virginia since before Prohibition. The name "Catoctin" is a regional name, derived from the Indian tribal name "Kittocton," which, legend has it, means "place of many deer." Catoctin describes a range of mountains and the creek that flows into the Potomac River and Chesapeake Watershed. Catoctin Creek produces high-quality, organic grains and fruit that are sourced locally when possible. Come taste the outstanding rye this distillery produces.

Featuring:

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye - (750)
USA, Virginia
Item #: 27417

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Saturday Sep 12, 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 the Ginsmiths Dry Gin, 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 afternoon of drinking locally.

Featuring:

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

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

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

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Saturday, Sep 12, 2015

Celebrate California Wine Month

3:00pm to 5:00pm
We're bringing the Golden State to the Big Apple in celebration of California Wine Month. Join us as we take an intensive look at one established producer, Ridge, with a tasting of three wines: the Ponzo Zinfandel, the Estate Chardonnay, and the Sonoma "Geysterville." You won't leave disappointed.

Featuring:

Ridge Zinfandel Ponzo - 2012 (750)
Red, USA, California
Item #: 63265

Ridge Vineyards Chardonnay Estate - 2012 (750)
White, USA, California, Sonoma
Item #: 20743

Ridge Vineyards, Geyserville Sonoma - 2012 (750)
Red, USA, California, Sonoma
Item #: 69164

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Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Diplomatico Reserva: Authentic Rum

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Don Juancho Nieto Melendez, 19th century legend with a passion for exploring local resources, inspired the creation of Diplomático Rum.His portrait is illustrated on the label of the brand’s products. The fine rums of Diplomático reflect the dedication, savoir-faire, and authenticity of Don Juancho. But don't take our word for it: Come see for yourself!

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Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

The Award-Winning Wines of Gulfi

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Regularly awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri awards from Gambero Rosso, Gulfi was also named Winery of the Year by the Guide to the Best Italian Wines in 2012, a guide that recognizes the quality, range, and pioneering work of this winery's portfolio. Join us for a closer look at these Sicilian treasures as we open three bottles from this esteemed producer.

Featuring:

Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Gulfi - 2013 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Item #: 22246

Rossojbleo, Gulfi - 2012 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Item #: 44441

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Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Discover Campania at Astor

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Take a closer look at Italy's southern region of Campania with a taste of two wines: the Cantine Lonardo Taurasi and the Ocone Coda di Volpe "Cerere." These are incomparable selections from one of our favorite Italian areas.

Featuring:

Taurasi, Cantine Lonardo - 2008 (750)
Red, Italy, Campania, Taurasi
Item #: 22797

Coda di Volpe "Cerere," Ocone - 2013 (750)
White, Italy, Campania
Item #: 31006

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Friday, Sep 18, 2015

Raising the Barr: Barr Hill Spirits

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Beekeper Todd Hardie has been cultivating raw honey for the past 30 years from his apiaries. Ever since acquiring his first hive from his parents at age 12, Hardie has been committed to the ecology of bees. He followed his initial interest with an education at Cornell in agricultural studies, which led him, ultimately, to found Caledonia Sprits. Today, Hardie brings a mastery to Barr Hill that is unmatched. We'll be showcasing his Barr Hill Gin, Tom Cat Barrel Aged Gin, and Vodka, true artisanal products that are beyond compare.

Featuring:

Barr Hill Gin - (750)
USA, Vermont
Item #: 27043

Barr Hill Tom Cat Barrel Aged Gin - (750)
USA, Vermont, Caledonia
Item #: 30667

Barr Hill Vodka - (375)
USA, Vermont
Item #: 27532

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Friday Sep 18, 2015

Dassai Saké: Wine with an Identity

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dassai saké is created using a careful combination of tradition and cutting-edge technology. The Dassai brewery is a medley of ancient tools and innovative equipment. Beginning with top-quality rice, Yamada Nishiki, Dassai then mills away the outer portion, grinding away more of each grain before brewing. This specially prepared rice is then brewed by young, enthusiastic brewers using clear, clean local water in the isolated, pristine environment of the mountains of Yamaguchi Prefecture, on the largest of Japan's four main islands. The result is saké with an identity; this is delicate, refined, and graceful stuff.

Featuring:

Dassai 50 Saké, Junmai Daiginjo Nigori - (720)
White, Japan, Yamaguchi
Item #: 17089

Dassai Otter Fest 23 Saké, Junmai Daiginjo - (720)
White, Japan, Yamaguchi
Item #: 16762

Dassai 39 Saké, Junmai Daiginjo - (300)
Japan, Yamaguchi
Item #: 28296

Dassai 50 Sparkling Nigori, Junmai Daiginjo - (360)
Japan, Yamaguchi
Item #: 28297