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!

Featuring:
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.

Featuring:
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!

Featuring:
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!

Featuring:
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.

Featuring:
Creme Yvette

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

Palmer NY

Featuring:
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.

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

Dom. de la Bastide

Featuring:
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