Free Tastings (Week of 5/29/13)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Xante Liqueur
Made with pears and Cognac, Xante liqueur is smooth, creamy, and utterly unique. Try it for free this Wednesday at Astor- on it’s own or in a Lennart- Xante, Sprite, and Lime juice.

Xante Pear & Cognac Liqueur 


Thursday May 30, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fortified Wines From Alvear
Taste two elegant and impressive fortified wines from esteemed producer Alvear. If you like what you try, come back Tuesday, June 4 for our sale on all Spanish wines (including fortifieds)!

Alvear Fino Montilla
Alvear PX Solera 1927 Sherry

Reds for BBQ
It’s that time of year again… finally! Time to sear big hunks of food over hot flames, and stand around drinking big wines that can stand up to those bold flavors. We’ve got a couple of excellent reds here that are more than equal to the challenge, and we’re pouring them for your pre-BBQ evaluation this Thursday.

Priorat, “L’Inconscient,” Les Cousins Marc & Adria – 2010
Horror Show, Vending Machine winery – 2010 


Friday May 31, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Local Spirits
Taste three incredible spirits made right here in New York! Black Dirt Apple Jack and Bourbon are subtle and complex, while Warwick Gin is zippy, citrusy, and refreshing: perfect for warm-weather cocktails.

Black Dirt Apple Jack Apple Brandy
Black Dirt Bourbon
Warwick Gin 

Manzanilla vs. Amontillado
This Friday, come to Astor and compare a subtle Manzanilla to a bold, aromatic Amontillado. Be sure to come back for our sale on Spanish wines (including fortifieds) on Tuesday, June 4!

La Guita, Manzanilla Sherry
Bodegas Almocaden, Caletero Amontillado


Saturday Jun 01, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Coole Swan

Coole Swan Cream Liqueur

Discover Castilla y León

Imperio Crianza, Imperio de Doña Isabel – 2009
“Prima’” Toro, Bodegas Maurodos – 2010