Free Tastings (Week of 8/21/13)

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Koch Mezcal
Try a very rare mezcal made from wild agave. Flowers, minerals, and smoke are all present, and the finish is haunting. Don’t miss this one!

Koch El Mezcal Wild Agave – (750)
Mexico, Oaxaca


Thursday Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Bright and Delicious
A trio of California whites to brighten up your Thursday. Taste them all with us, and be sure to come back on Tuesday, August 27th for our huge sale on California Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc!

Sawbuck Chardonnay – 2010 (750)
White, USA, California, Mendocino
Saintsbury Chardonnay, Carneros – 2010 (375)
White, USA, California
Quivira Sauvignon Blanc – 2011 (750)
White, USA, California


Friday, Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Refreshing White Blends
A fun blend of Rhône grapes grown in California, and a vibrant, well-mineraled Austrian white. Nice way to kick off the weekend, eh?

Skinner, “Seven Generations” White Rhone Blend – 2008 (750)
White, USA, California, El Dorado
“Vorgeschmack” Martin Arndorfer – 2011 (750)
White, Austria, Kamptal

California Chardonnay
A fresh, unoaked Chardonnay and a ripe, toasty oaked version: this is proof that there’s a California Chardonnay for every palate. Try them both at Astor this Friday, and come back for the Cali Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc sale on August 27th!

Hoopla Chardonnay – 2012 (750)
White, USA, California, Napa

Peirano Estate Chardonnay – 2012 (750)
White, USA, California, Lodi
Only at Astor: Try This Elegant Añejo
Another free tasting, another incredibly rare spirit: in fact, it’s so rare that you won’t find it anywhere but Astor! Aged in XO Cognac casks, this exquisite tequila has rich aromas of caramelized fruit; the palate is well balanced and the finish is long. This is gorgeous.

Casa Noble Astor Exclusive Añejo Tequila – (750)
Mexico, Jalisco


Saturday Aug 24, 2013

Meet the Expert : Stuhlmuller Vineyards 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Stuhlmuller Vineyards Estate Chardonnay – 2011 (750)
White, USA, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley
Stuhlmuller Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – 2009 (750)
Red, USA, California, Sonoma, Alexander Valley

Italian Grapes in California!?

Palmina Pinot Grigio – 2012 (750)
White, USA, California, Santa Barbara
Palmina Barbera, Santa Barbara – 2010 (750)
Red, USA, California, Santa Barbara

Brooklyn Gin
Locally crafted this gin is unique in it’s use of fresh orange peels rather than dried. Lavender, citrus, and other botanicals combine beautifully in this delightful gin.

Brooklyn Gin – (750)
USA, New York