Free Tastings (Week of 9/11/13)

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

New Holland Whiskeys
This Wednesday we’re pouring stunning, sought-after craft whiskeys from Michigan’s New Holland Spirits. They’re doing new and wonderful things with spirits all the time, as this flight of four intriguing whiskeys will show you. Come try the stout-y Beer Barrel Bourbon; the smoky/spicy Brewers’ Whiskey; the Hopquila hopped whiskey (which is not related to tequila in any way); and the concentrated, explosive, ever-evolving Zeppelin Bend Whiskey.

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon – (750)
USA, Michigan, Holland
New Holland Brewers’ Whiskey – (375)
New Holland Spirits Hopquila – (750)
USA, Michigan
New Holland Zeppelin Bend Whiskey – (750)
USA, Michigan, Holland


Thursday Sep 12, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Last Bit of Summer
A cherry-colored Montepulciano rosé and a fresh, floral white wine: this is our way of hanging onto summer until the last possible minute! Join us for a drink and pretend you’re still out there lounging on the beach.

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Cantina Colonnella – 2012 (750)
Rosé, Italy, Tuscany, Montepulciano
Erbaluce, Colombaio di Candia – 2010 (750)
White, Italy, Piedmont

A Taste of Italy
Try a pair of tasty Italian wines this Thursday, and come back on Tuesday, Sept. 10 for our big Piedmont sale!

Verdicchio di Matelica “Vigneti del Cerro”, Belisario – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Marches, Verdicchio di Matelica
Poggio alle Querce, Bolgheri Rosso – 2009 (750)
Red, Italy, Tuscany


Friday Sep 13, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate Italian Wine Month at Astor
We’re holding free tastings and sales on Italian wine all September long! This Friday, come try a dark-berried Chianti and a lush, plummy Italian white – and be sure to come back on Tuesday, Sept. 10, when wines from Piedmont will go on sale.

Chianti Classico “Berardenga”, Fèlsina – 2009 (375)
Red, Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Classico
La Crotta di Vegneron, Petite Arvine – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Val d`Aosta

Two Classicos
This white Orvieto Classico is floral and mildly spiced, and the Chianti Classico from the highly esteemed Fontodi house is complex and well-balanced. Just two more excellent examples of why we love Italian wines so much.

Orvieto Classico Superiore “Castagnolo”, Barberani – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Umbria, Orvieto
Chianti Classico, Fontodi – 2009 (375)
Red, Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Classico


Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tuscany Beyond Chianti

Ginestreto Rosso Toscano, Poggiosecco – 2011 (750)
Red, Italy, Tuscany
Etrah Bianco Toscana, Poggiosecco – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Tuscany
Colombaia Bianco Toscano IGT – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Tuscany