Free Tastings (Week of 8/14/13)

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Go for Broker’s
This is really an excellent traditional London Dry gin. Lots of people are buying it for a very different reason, though: every bottle comes topped with a tiny bowler hat. We try not to fall for these gimmicks, but come on: that’s just outstanding.

Broker’s Gin – (750)


Thursday Aug 15, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Great Chilean Wines: Chono Winery
We’re featuring another excellent Chilean winery tonight: Taste these two delightful reds from Chono, and come back for our all-Chile wine sale on August 20.

Chono Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon – 2011 (750)
Red, Chile, Maipo
Chono Reserva Carmenère – 2011 (750)
Red, Chile, Central Valley, Maipo

Explore the Wines of Casa Marín
Taste two delicious wines from a great Chilean winery. Be sure to come back to Astor on August 20, when all Chilean wines will be on sale!

Casa Marín, Pinot Noir “Litoral Vineyard” – 2009 (750)
Red, Chile, San Antonio Valley
Casa Marín, Riesling “Miramar Vineyard” – 2009 (750)
White, Chile, San Antonio Valley

Caffo Spirits
Happy hour, Italian style! Taste a lovely Limoncino and an intriguing Amaro from Caffo.

Caffo Limoncino – (750)
Italy, Calabria
Caffo Amaro del Capo – (750)
Italy, Calabria


Friday, Aug 16, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Craving Red Wine?
It may be summer, but we’ve got a few reds stashed away that will hit the spot right about now. Come taste them with us this Friday evening.

Kingston Family Vineyards Syrah, “Lucero” – 2009 (750)
Red, Chile, Casablanca
Ramsay Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Napa

Bold White Wines
A pair of fruity, aromatic, assertive wines: just the thing to kick off your adventurous weekend. We’ll see you Friday night!

Tabalí Reserva Viognier – 2012 (750)
White, Chile
Riesling, Schloss Glück – 2011 (750)
White, Germany, Rheinhessen

Celebrate National Rum Day With Brugal
Friday is National Rum Day – who knew? – and Brugal is helping us celebrate with a flight of four incredible rums. Stop by and sample them all for free at Astor.

Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar Rum – (750)
Dominican Republic
Brugal Añejo Rum – (750)
Dominican Republic
Brugal Especial Extra Dry White Rum – (750)
Dominican Republic
Brugal Extra Viejo Rum – (750)
Dominican Republic


Saturday Aug 17, 2013

Dog Day Special Tasting 3:00pm to 5:00pm

JP Azeitao Rosé, Bacalhoa – 2012 (750)
Rosé, Portugal, Setúbal
Vinho Verde, Provam – 2011 (750)
White, Portugal, Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Fâmega – 2012 (750)
White, Portugal, Vinho Verde


Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Pavan Liqueur de France (750ml)