Free Tastings (Week of 11/7/13)

Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Au Bon Climat
Taste these striking and elegant expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s ever-popular Au Bon Climat.

Au Bon Climat “Los Alamos” Chardonnay – 2011 (750)
White, USA, California, Santa Barbara
Au Bon Climat “Sierra Madre Vineyards” Pinot Noir – 2008 (750)
Red, USA, California, Santa Barbara

California Pinot, Two Ways
We’re pouring two excellent California Pinot Noirs tonight: one is powerful and rich, the other light and tart. Each is a shining example of its style; come taste these two well-made wines tonight at Astor.

Banshee Pinot Noir, Sonoma – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Sonoma
Donkey and Goat, Pinot Noir “Helluva” – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Anderson Valley

A Combier Quartet
The complex spiced-citrus flavor of Royal Combier Liqueur is just the beginning: We’ve got a whole lineup of fascinating spirits from this legendary producer on offer tonight. Stop by for a taste!

Royal Combier Liqueur – (750)
Combier Kummel – (750)
Elixir Combier – (375)
Aveze Gentiane Liqueur – (LTR)


Friday Nov 08, 2013 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Season of Scotch
The holidays are approaching quickly and tis the season to stay warm with some fine scotches! Come taste a variety tonight of some very special selections

Longmorn 16 Yr. Scotch – (750)
Scotland, Speyside
Scapa 16 Yr. Scotch – (750)
Scotland, Islands
Glenlivet 21 Yr. Scotch – (750)
Scotland, Speyside
Royal Salute 21 Yr. Scotch – (750)

Meet the Expert: Martin Texier
This Rhône producer marches to the beat of his own drummer – and we’re very glad he does. Meet Martin Texier and taste three of his fantastic wines: a fresh, peachy white; a ripe, spicy old-vine red; and a smoky, intense Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Côtes du Rhône Blanc “Brézème”, Texier – 2011 (750)
White, France, Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
Côtes du Rhône Brézème VV Pergaud, Eric Texier – 2010 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, VV, Texier – 2010 (750)
Red, France, Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Saturday Nov 09, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm

New California; Birichino

Birichino, Vin Gris Rosé – 2012 (750)
Rosé, USA, California, Central Coast
Pinot Noir “St. Georges’ Cuvée,” Birichino – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Central Coast
Grenache “Vieilles Vignes” Besson Vineyard, Birichino – 2011 (750)
Red, USA, California, Santa Cruz
Malvasia Bianca, Birichino – 2012 (750)
White, USA, California, Santa Cruz

OYO vodkas and whiskys

OYO Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka – (750)
USA, Ohio, Columbus
OYO Michelone Reserve Bourbon Whiskey – (750)
USA, Ohio, Columbus
OYO Single Cask Wheat Whiskey – (750)
USA, Ohio, Columbus
OYO Stone Fruit Vodka – (750)
USA, Ohio, Columbus


Sunday Nov 10, 2013 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Kings County Distillery Book signing
The gentlemen behind King’s County Distillery right here in Brooklyn, New York have penned a book whisky lovers will want a copy of. This Sunday we welcome Colin Spoelman and David Haskell for a special tasting coupled with a book signing event. Come taste, meet the masters, and pick up The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey.

Kings County Distillery Bourbon – (375)
USA, New York, Brooklyn
Kings County Distillery Moonshine – (375)
USA, New York, New York