Free Tastings (Week of 7/18/13)

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Hello, Argentina
If there’s any doubt in your mind that Argentina makes some of the world’s best wine values, come taste this dark, peppery Malbec and this dry, delicate Viognier.

Mantis Malbec, Mendoza – 2010 (3L)
Red, Argentina, Mendoza
Pie de Palo, Viognier – 2012  (750)
White, Argentina, Mendoza

Ch. Tassin Bordeaux
A white and a red Bordeaux, both versatile, delicious, well-made, and incredibly well-priced (3 liters for under $35). Come taste them at Astor this Thursday, and if you like them as much as we do, you’ll have two new dinner-party standbys.

Ch. Tassin, Bordeaux Blanc – 2011 (3L)
White, France, Bordeaux
Ch. Tassin, Bordeaux Rouge – 2010 (3L)
Red, France, Bordeaux

It’s the Great Pumpkin Spirit
“Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit” in the height of summer? It doesn’t sound quite right at first, but don’t be fooled: this is not a sweet liqueur, but rather a craft distillate that is akin to a whiskey. It gets its name from the famous pumpkin spice lager from which it is distilled. The beer lends flavors of sweet malt and spice, making this spirit perfect for sipping – regardless of the season. Taste it for free this Thursday!

Great Lakes Distillery, Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit – (750)
USA, Wisconsin


Friday, Jul 19, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drink Inside the Box
Our big Box Wine sale is coming up on July 23, and to show you what these wines are capable of, we present the exceptionally high-quality “From the Tank” box wines: a fresh Chardonnay and a ripe, candied Côtes-du-Rhône red. Try them both this Friday at Astor!

Vin Blanc “From the Tank”, Dom. de la Patience – (3L)
White, France, Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
Côtes-du-Rhône, From the Tank, Estezargues – 2012 (3L)
Red, France, Rhône

National Daiquiri Day
Come celebrate National Daiquiri Day at Astor! Jet-setting bartender Marshall Altier will be serving up perfectly balanced Daquiris made with Denizen Rum.

Denizen Rum – (750)


Saturday Jul 20, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Cantina Valpantena

Corvina, Cantina Valpantena – (3L)
Red, Italy, Veneto
Garganega, Cantina Valpantena – (3L)
White, Italy, Veneto


Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Greenhook Gins

Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur – (750)
USA, New York
Greenhook Ginsmiths Dry Gin – (750)
USA, New York