Free Tastings (Week of 8/29/13)

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Taste of Terlan
Two fascinating wines from Italy’s Alto Adige region: an exceptionally well-mineraled, dry Pinot Bianco, and a juicy, unoaked, fresh red blend of Schiava and Lagrein.

Featuring:
Pinot Bianco, Terlan – 2012 (750)
White, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige
St. Magdalener “Häusler,” Terlan – 2010 (750)
Red, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige

Louis Royer Cognac
Taste a high-strength (106 proof) Cognac and a Kosher VSOP bottling from the esteemed Royer house.

Featuring:
Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac – (750)
France, Cognac
Louis Royer VSOP Cognac Kosher – (750)
France, Cognac

Exotic Sicilian Wines
Try this white, plummy Cataratto, and this tangy, rustic blend of Sicilian red grapes. These are delicious wines that you don’t run into every day here in the US – so don’t miss this tasting!

Featuring:
Rosso Tonnara, Cantina Ericina – 2011 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Cataratto IGT, Cantina Ericina – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Sicily

 

Friday Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Pisco Party
If you haven’t tasted this amazing Peruvian spirit, get down here! Pisco Porton is great in punches, cocktails, and straight up: any way you drink it, it gets the party going.

Featuring:
Pisco Porton – (750)
Peru

Produttori del Barbaresco
In vintage after vintage, some of the most wonderful Nebbiolo values on the market come from the Produttori del Barbaresco. Stop by and try these two delicious Italian reds, and if you like one, grab a bottle at a discount (8/30/13 only).

Featuring:
Nebbiolo, Produttori del Barbaresco – 2011 (750)
Red, Italy, Piedmont
Torre Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco – 2008 (750)
Red, Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Summer Whites From Italy
Two delightful Italian grapes you may not have tried: Fiano and Falanghina. The Fiano is herbal, floral, and assertive, while the Falanghina is silky and exotic. Taste them both at Astor this Friday!

Featuring:
Fiano Kràtos “Paestum”, Maffini – 2010 (750)
White, Italy, Campania
Falanghina “Campi Flegrei”, Cantine Farro – 2010 (750)
White, Italy, Campania

 

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Italian Fest!

Featuring:
Colle del Mandorlo Bianco, Feudo Montoni – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Sicily
Rossojbleo, Gulfi – 2010 (750)
Red, Italy, Sicily
Sylvaner, Garlider – 2011 (750)
White, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige