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East Village Wine Tour This Saturday, celebrate the end of summer sweating with our free East Village wine tasting tour.

BYOM: Bring Your Own Mirth.

4:30PM: Union Square Wine & Spirits (2-5pm)
140 Fourth Ave, at 13th St;
212.675.8100 Teaming up with the California Wine Month squad, USQ's offering nearly three dozen pours from Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Carneros, including producers like Orin Swift, Robert Sinskey, Hirsch Vineyards, Clos du Val, and Navarro Vineyards, whose wines must be magnums considering they nail Carmen Electra.

5PM: Astor Wines & Spirits (3-5pm)
399 Lafayette, at E. 4th St;
212.674.7500
Astor's uncorking some Fall-worthy Frenchies, including Grand Prieur's Grenache/ Syrah/ Mourvedre 2007 Cotes du Rhone, Vin de Pays de Vacluse's rustic 2008 Petit Amour, and a 100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley's Vignerons de Saumur, plus tastes of swashbuckling Ron Atlantico Rum, which actually pairs best with a Pinot Noi-arhhh.

5:30PM: Tinto Fino,
(4-7pm) 85 First Ave, at 5th St;
212.254.0850
Though the specifics haven't been nailed down, expect to tour the Basque country -- drink enough in front of your girlfriend, and you'll soon share their autonomous status.

6PM: Discovery Wines,
(6-9pm) 10 Ave A, at Houston;
212.674.7833
Fly your tongue to Chile, whose distinctive style of Cabernet Sauvignon is known for flavor profiles of mint, olives, and smoke, as well as having tannins that are notably soft, debunking their claims of being "totally deep into Krav Maga".

6:30PM: September Wines & Spirits (6-9pm)
100 Stanton st, at Ludlow;
212.388.0770
September's going back to Spain, with a 100% Tempranillo 2004 Decenio Crianza Rioja, whose bouquet covers everything from "fresh floral and cherry notes to an earthier, more rustic side of worcestershire, blue cheese, and spice", and a Sauvignon Blanc whose producer they couldn't recall, suggesting there might not be any 2004 Decenio Crianza left.

7PM: Alphabet City Wines, (6-9pm)
100 Ave C, at 7th St;
212.505.9463
This Ave C store won't be deciding on wines 'til later today, but if you care what you're drinking at this point, your wine tour grade is an F.

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