Free Tastings (Week of 9/18/13)

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013

Templeton Rye
6:00pm to 8:00pm
After what seemed like an eternity, we finally got our hands on some of this rye – and it was worth the wait. This whiskey has a high rye content (90%), a spicy palate, and a smooth finish. We highly recommend you stop by for this one.

Featuring:
Templeton Rye – (750)
USA, Iowa
Item #: 24351

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Meet the Expert: Donkey and Goat
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Berkeley’s tiny Donkey and Goat Winery is run by a husband and wife who are intensely passionate about wine. They often work with fruit sourced from organic and sustainable vineyards, and they strive to make the most expressive wines possible. Taste through a flight of four of their truly incredible creations this Wednesday at Astor.

Featuring:
Donkey and Goat, Grenache Blanc – 2011 (750)
White, USA, California, El Dorado
Item #: 25370
Donkey and Goat, Grenache Noir – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Mendocino
Item #: 25369
Donkey and Goat, Roussanne “Stonecrusher” – 2011 (750)
White, USA, California, El Dorado
Item #: 27690
Donkey and Goat, Syrah “Perli” – 2009 (750)
Red, USA, California
Item #: 15045

 

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013

Exotic Spirits From Combier
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come taste three of the most complex and lovely spirits we’ve got. The Elixir and the Royal Combier Liqueur are full of fascinating bittersweet spice notes, and the Liqueur D’Orange is a great addition to all sorts of citrusy cocktails.

Featuring:
Royal Combier Liqueur – (750)
France
Item #: 26340
Elixir Combier – (375)
France
Item #: 28239
Combier Liqueur D’Orange – (750)
France
Item #: 19825

Meet the Winemaker: Massaya
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meet the winemaker from the Massaya Winery in Lebanon! We’ll be pouring two blends of theirs – a red and a white – along with their brilliant version of Arak, a tasty anise spirit.

Featuring:
Massaya Blanc, Bekaa Valley – 2011 (750)
White, Lebanon, Bekaa Valley
Item #: 24619
Massaya Classic, Bekaa Valley – 2010 (750)
Red, Lebanon
Item #: 22760
Massaya Arak – (750)
Lebanon
Item #: 21767

 

Friday, Sep 20, 2013

Meet the Winemaker: Ca’Rugate
6:00pm to 8:00pm
This winemaker’s got range! Try Ca’Rugate’s elegant Soave, tart sparkling rosé, and intense golden dessert wine. The winemaker will be this Friday to pour and discuss them all.

Featuring:
Soave Classico “San Michele,” Ca’Rugate – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Veneto, Soave
Item #: 24975
Spumante Classico Brut “Rosé Fulvio Beo,” Ca’Rugate – NV (750)
Rosé, Italy, Veneto
Item #: 26627
Recioto di Soave “La Perlara”, Ca’Rugate – 2008 (500)
White, Italy, Veneto, Soave
Item #: 26951

Saturday Sep 21, 2013

Partida
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring:
Partida Añejo Tequila – (750)
Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454
Item #: 14034
Partida Blanco Tequila – (750)
Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454
Item #: 14032
Partida Reposado Tequila – (750)
Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454
Item #: 14033

 

Saturday, Sep 21, 2013

A Taste of Sicilian Wines
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring:
IGT Sicilia Rosso “Fravolato,” Vini La Favola – 2010 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Item #: 29035
IGT Sicilia Rosso “Nero,” Valdibella – 2011 (1.5)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Item #: 29036

Trip to the Southern Italy
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Featuring:
Malvasia dell’Emilia, Venturini Baldini – NV (750)
White, Italy, Emilia-Romagna
Item #: 28718
Sannio Rosso, Venditti – 2010 (750)
Red, Italy, Campania
Item #: 28721