Free Tastings (Week of 10/16/13)

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Brooklyn Gin
“Drinking local” is getting more exciting all the time! This Wednesday, come taste a phenomenal gin made just across the East River.

Featuring:
Brooklyn Gin – (750)
USA, New York

 

Thursday Oct 17, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Natural Wine: Christian Venier

Featuring:
Cheverny Rouge “Le Clos des Carteries”, Venier – 2010 (750)
Red, France, Loire, Touraine, Cheverny
Cheverny Blanc “Les Perriéres”, Venier – 2010 (750)
White, France, Loire, Touraine

Natural Wine: La Grange Tiphaine

Featuring:
“Ad Libitum” Touraine-Amboise, La Grange Tiphaine – 2012 (750)
Red, France, Loire, Touraine
“Nouveau Nez” Pétillant, La Grange Tiphaine – NV (750)
White, France, Loire, Touraine, Montlouis

Greenhook Ginsmiths
More gin from Brooklyn! Straight outta Greenpoint, this dry gin is delicate, subtle, and balanced. Come get a taste of their liqueur, too: it’s made from ripe, succulent New York beach plums.

Featuring:
Greenhook Ginsmiths Dry Gin – (750)
USA, New York
Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur – (750)
USA, New York

 

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Osocalis Brandy Tasting
The Apple Brandy is made from 15 apple varieties; the Alambic is a blend of brandies that are all at least 14 years old. They’re both elegant, well-made spirits, and they’re both being poured for free this Friday.

Featuring:
Osocalis Apple Brandy – (750)
USA, California
Osocalis Rare Alambic Brandy – (750)
USA, California
Osocalis XO Alambic Brandy – (750)
USA, California

Celebrate Cider Week at Astor!
Cider Week is upon us again: Come try two excellent ciders on Friday, and if your interest is piqued, grab a ticket for Applepalooza 2013 at Astor Center! http://www.astorcenternyc.com/class-applepalooza-2013.ac

Featuring:
Belle de Boskoop, West County Cider – (750)
White, USA, Massachusetts
Pippin, West County Cider – (750)
White, USA, Massachusetts

Meet the Winemaker: Ch. La Tour l’Evêque
This Friday, the winemaker for Ch. La Tour l’Evêque will be here from Provence. Come try these gorgeous wines as you listen to stories of harvesting fruit from 35-year-old Syrah vines, and crafting a clean, flinty white wine from Rolle and Sémillon.

Featuring:
Ch. La Tour l’Evêque, Rouge – 2007 (750)
Red, France, Provence
Ch. La Tour de l’Evêque, Blanc – 2011 (750)
White, France, Provence

 

Saturday Oct 19, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet the Expert: Wölffer Estate

Featuring:
Wölffer “Diosa” Late Harvest Chardonnay – 2011 (375)
White, USA, New York, Hamptons, Long Island
Wölffer Estate Selection Chardonnay – 2010 (375)
White, USA, New York, Hamptons, Long Island
Wölffer No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider 4 pack – (355)
Rosé, USA, New York, Hamptons, Long Island
Wolffer, Cabernet Franc – 2010 (750)
Red, USA, New York, Hamptons, Long Island

Mezcals from Oaxaca

Featuring:
Yuu Baal Madrecuixe Mezcal – (750)
Mexico, Oaxaca
Koch El Mezcal Wild Agave – (750)
Mexico, Oaxaca
Real Minero Mezcal – (750)
Mexico, Oaxaca, Ocotlan
El Jolgorio Pechuga Mezcal – (750)
Mexico, Oaxaca