Free Tastings (Week of 6/5/13)

Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet the Winemaker: Sobon Estate
Meet Paul Sobon and taste two of his delicious and wildly popular California reds! We think they’re both excellent options for a cookout; come to the store this Wednesday and see if you agree.

Sobon Estate Barbera – 2010 (750) Red, USA, California, Amador


Thursday Jun 06, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Pair of Barberas
Sample two incredible Barberas this Thursday, then come back on Tuesday, June 11 for our huge sale on all Piedmont wines!

Barbera d’Alba, Oddero – 2010 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont, Alba
Barbera d’Asti “Montruc”, Franco Martinetti – 1999 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont

Try Something New From Crivelli
Our big Piedmont sale is happening on Tuesday, June 11, and this Thursday we’re giving you a taste of things to come: Get to know a couple of uncommon grapes – Grignolino and Ruchè – as we pour these two unique, complex, dynamic red wines.

Grignolino d’ Asti, Crivelli – 2010 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont, Asti
Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Crivelli – 2011 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont

Aveze Gentiane Liqueur
Made by macerating the roots of the gentian plant, Aveze French liqueur is bittersweet and strong, and it’s unlike anything you’ll ever taste. Stop by and try it this Thursday at Astor!

Aveze Gentiane Liqueur – (LTR) France


Friday, Jun 07, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tequila Trio
Taste three styles of tequila from an outstanding producer. Partida’s Blanco, Añejo, and Reposado tequilas would each be worth a trip to Astor all by itself – but this Friday we’re pouring the trio for free-o!

Partida Añejo Tequila – (750) Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454
Partida Blanco Tequila – (750) Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454 
Partida Reposado Tequila – (750) Mexico, Jalisco, Lowlands, NOM 1454 

Burlotto Estate
Free Barolo and a nice fresh Freisa: just a typical Friday here at Astor Wines & Spirits. If you like these, come back for more on Tuesday, June 11, when all Piedmont wines will be on sale.

Langhe Freisa, Burlotto – 2011 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont
Barolo, Burlotto – 2008 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont, Barolo

Favorites From Piedmont
Taste a floral, well-mineraled Arneis alongside an old-vine, small-batch red. Enjoy the tasting, and don’t miss our big Piedmont sale on June 11!

Diano D’Alba, le Cecche – 2012 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont, Alba 
Roero Arneis, Pasquero – 2010 (750) White, Italy, Piedmont 


Saturday Jun 08, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Karlsson’s Vodka

Karlsson’s Gold Potato Vodka – (750) Sweden

Great Summer BBQ Reds

Grignolino del Piemonte, F. Boschis – 2011 (750) Red, Italy, Piedmont 
Gaillac “Vieilles Vignes,” Dom. du Moulin – 2011 (750) Red, France, Southwest, Gaillac
Black Chook, Shiraz Viognier – 2011 (750) Red, Australia