as_s_sign.jpgIt’s official, Astor Wine and Spirits has moved into their “New Landmark Location” on 399 Lafayette at 4th St. (yeah, that’s pretty much right around the corner). While the old location was our old standby for a nice selection and decent prices, their new location comes with promises of 50% larger selling floor, greater selection and hopefully more free tastings. To celebrate their fancy new digs Astor is offering special promotions all week long…

Monday, March 27th, 5 – 7pm
Provencal winemaker Francoise Rigord of Peyrassol pours her favor favorite wines and Elin McCoy, author of “Emperor of Wine” signs copies of her book and discusses the pros and cons of the influence of Robert Parker (the hot topic d’jour). And receive 10% off featured wines

Tuesday, March 28th, 5 – 8pm
Long Island winemaker Eric Fry of Lenz Winery pours selects wines from his portfolio and enjoy a Glenmorangie Whisky and Chocolate pairing. Mmmm, and to sweeten the deal, New York Wines are 10%

Wednesday, March 29th, 5 – 8pm
Astor will be celebrating 50 years of Spain by pouring wines from each decade, starting in the 1950’s. Then things will heat up with a sherry tasting. Receive 10% off Spanish Wines (expect for the fortified and sparkling wines).

Thursday, March 30th, 5 – 8pm
Nothing says Thursday like Super Sake Sampler, so come to try all the different styles and learn about this great Japanese spirit. All sakes will be 10% off. Also featured, will be old-vintage Armagnac: the Laubade Armagnac 1953.

Friday, March 31st, 6 – 8pm
If there is one day not to miss, this might be it. Affineur Sasha Davies of Murray’s Cheese will be doing a wine and cheese pairing with special Astor Wines selections. If you like what you taste, you can buy the featured “cheese” wines at 10% off.

Saturday, April 1st, 3 – 6pm
The local Italian restaurant, Aroma will be featuring selections from their Apertivo menu and Astor will pour Italian favorites to go with the yummy nibbles. Receive 10% Italian wines (does not include sparkling wines – but hey, Prosecco is a great deal anyway).

If there was ever a reason to leave work a little early, this might be it. Gothamist plans to check out a few of these events and get our share of the discounted wine. While we can’t promise these events will live up to the hype, we can tell you this, wine on sale (or even better, free wine) always tastes better than full price. That’s good enough for us.