Free Tastings (Week of 5/8/13)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Akvinta Vodka
A Croatian luxury vodka made from 100% organic wheat, Akvinta is smooth and clean, with a citrusy nose and a touch of sweetness. Taste it this Wednesday at Astor!

Akvinta Vodka

Thursday May 09, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ron Abuelo
Taste the rum of Panama! We’ll be pouring the Añejo both in a refreshing Dark ‘n’ Stormy cocktail and on its own, so that you can fully savor the sweet molasses flavors. Try the 7 Year and the 12 Year as wellFeaturing:

Ron Abuelo Añejo Rum 
Ron Abuelo 12 yr. Rum
Ron Abuelo 7 Yr. Rum

Discover CA Syrah
Coming up on May 14, we’re putting all California Syrah & Zinfandel on sale! This Thursday, get to know a couple of our favorite wines from this category as we pour the compelling Syrah “Perli” from Donkey and Goat, and this gorgeous Old Vines Red from Marietta.

Syrah “Perli”, Donkey and Goat – 2009
Marietta Old Vines Red “57” – NV

Sobon Estate Reds
A sturdy old-vine Zin and a grill-friendly crowd-pleaser of a Barbera: We’re pouring them both for you this Thursday at Astor. Come by for a taste!

Sobon Estate Barbera – 2010
Sobon Estate Zinfandel, Hillside – 2010

Friday, May 10, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet the Winemaker: Cline Estate
Come meet Cline Estate’s winemaker, and taste their rich, mouth-coating Ancient Vines Zinfandel!

Cline Zinfandel, Ancient Vines – 2011
Beringer Chardonnay, Napa – 2011

Spring Cocktails: Creme Yvette
We are obsessed with Creme Yvette! Come down for a taste, and revel in the complex and decadent mixture of flavors. Trust us: this is one tasting you really don’t want to miss.

Creme Yvette

Saturday, May 11, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Palmer NY

Palmer Rosé Merlot – 2012
Palmer Vineyards Albariño – 2011

Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:00pm to 5:00pm

G’vine and Esprit
Mix one for Mom to celebrate Mother’s Day at Astor this Sunday. Gvine, gin of France, offers two varieties- the Floraison, floral and spicy, and the Nouaison, fruity and rich. Mixed with L’Esprit de June, the only liqueur in the world made from vine flowers, yields a delicate and fruity cocktail.

L’Esprit de June Liqueur
G’Vine Small Batch Floraison Gin
G’Vine Small Batch Nouaison Gin

Dom. de la Bastide

Côtes du Rhône Rosé, Dom. de la Bastide – 2012
Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, Dom. de la Bastide – 2012
Côtes-du-Rhône, Dom. de la Bastide – 2010