Free Tastings (Week of 8/7/13)

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mahia Fig Spirit

Perfect Summer Whites
There is no better feeling than the first sip of a refreshing white wine on a balmy summer evening. Stop by Thursday and try two of our warm-weather favorites.

Xanadu “Next of Kin,” Sauvignon Blanc – 2010 (750)
White, Australia, Western Australia, Margaret River
Moschofilero, Antonopoulos – 2011 (750)
White, Greece, Peloponessos

One Nation, One Spirit
Stop in and sample American Harvest Organic Spirit from Idaho. This distinctive vodka is distilled from a proprietary blend of organic ingredients, yielding an exceedingly smooth spirit.

American Harvest Organic Spirit – (750)
USA, Idaho

Take a Trip to the Rhône Valley
Taste two dark, spicy, structured Côtes du Rhône reds this Thursday at Astor. It’s our way of getting you ready for our big Rhône wine sale, coming up on Tuesday, August 13!

Sablet, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Les Deux Anges – 2011 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Côtes du Rhône-Villages
Gigondas, Dom. de Cabasse – 2010 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Gigondas


Friday, Aug 09, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Taste of the Rhône
Another tasting to get you excited about Rhône wines: come try these two fun, fruit-forward reds on Friday, then come back on Tuesday, August 13 for our Rhône wine sale!

Côtes-du-Rhône, Dom. le Garrigon – 2011 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
Gigondas, Domaine du Grapillon d’Or – 2011 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Gigondas

The Legendary Del Maguey Mezcals
Start your Friday night with an unforgettable flight of mezcals from esteemed producer Del Maguey. Linger at our tasting bar and contemplate the complexity of these masterful creations… Did we mention that it’s free? We’ll see you on Friday.

Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal – (750)
Del Maguey Minero Mezcal – (750)
Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Mezcal – (750)
Del Maguey Santo Domingo Mezcal – (750)

A Burger’s Best Friend
These are two wines that cry out for lightly charred red meat – bring one to your next barbecue to experience a simple yet deeply satisfying pairing.

Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge, Ch. Redortier – 2007 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Beaumes-de-Venise
Rosso di Montalcino, Talenti – 2010 (750)
Red, Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino


Saturday Aug 10, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Warm Weather Wines

Tavel “Cuvée des Lys” Rosé, Ch. de Manissy – 2012 (750)
Rosé, France, Rhône, Tavel
Chasselas, “Vieilles Vignes”, Schoffit – 2011 (750)
White, France, Alsace

Summer Delights

Fuso Verdicchio di Matelica, Vigneti Massa – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Marches, Verdicchio di Matelica
Cheverny Blanc, Dom. de Veilloux – 2010 (750)
White, France, Loire, Touraine, Cheverny


Sunday Aug 11, 2013 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Bulldog London Dry Gin – (750)