All Astor Center Events

A Taste of Scotland

with Ethan Fixell
In this class we’ll break down the key characteristics and flavor profiles associated with each major Scotch whisky production region in Scotland. From the Highlands to...
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A Whole New World: Wines of the New World

As autumn approaches, we return to the bold and vibrant wines of the New World. Raise a glass to the fall season at A Whole New World: Wines of the New World. Sip on...
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Agave Smackdown: Tequila vs Mezcal

with Tess Rose Lampert
Discover the history, production methods, and flavor profiles of tequila and mezcal as we enjoy a comparative tasting of these...
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Astor Center Presents: A Night with Neal Rosenthal

with Neal Rosenthal
Join us as renowned wine importer Neal Rosenthal walks us through the magnificent and prestigious wines of Brovia Estate....
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Australian Wine Workshop

with Gordon Little
Australian wines have evolved well beyond the era of quirky, critter-labeled, export-only Shiraz. It’s time to step into the wonder of this country’s modern winemaking....
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Aw, Shucks: A Hands-On Oyster Primer

with Kimberly Severson
Collect pearls of wisdom in this enlightening oyster pairing workshop. From flavor profiles to harvesting methods, this class...
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Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank

with Dylan York
When it comes to Bordeaux wines, it's all about location. In this accessible and highly informative class we’ll break down the key differences between the wines of the Left...
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Cider 101

with Tess Rose Lampert
In this class, we’ll take a cider-tasting tour. Starting in Europe, we’ll explore the dry and restrained Spanish sidras, rustic French cidres, and the sharp and strong...
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Cognac vs. Armagnac: Smackdown Rebooted

with Robin Robinson
Step up your spirits game as we dig into some of France’s most unique offerings: Cognac and Armagnac. From its monastic...
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Eastern European Wines

with Tess Rose Lampert
Eastern Europe has some of the world’s oldest winemaking traditions with wines that are both diverse and exotic in flavor. Immerse yourself in the aromatic whites, funky...
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French Wines: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher will guide you through some of France’s most iconic regions while sharing what...
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Fried & Fizzy

It may be a little-known secret that fried food and bubbly are best friends. But at Fried & Fizzy, the secret is out: Enjoy an exuberant evening of mind-blowing Champagnes, thrilling Cavas, uber-refreshing Sekts, and more...
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Intro to Cocktails

with Jenn Smith
Embark on your journey towards mastering mixology in this fun DIY cocktail-making class. What is the history of your favorite cocktails? What spirits and flavors work well...
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Italian Wine: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
In this class, Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher shines a spotlight on some of Italy’s most iconic wine regions....
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Loire Valley Wines: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
In this class, Astor Wines & Spirits President Andy Fisher shines a light on one of the most fascinating French wine regions:...
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Martinis, Manhattans and More

with Jenn Smith
'I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold, and very well-made.’ – Casino Royale Join us for an...
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Southern Italy: Wine, Cheese, and Charcuterie

with Kimberly Severson
Italian wines are some of the most fascinating and delicious in the world. Learning about Italian wine, however, can be...
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Spain: Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie

with Kimberly Severson
Spanish wine is quickly gaining popularity among wine lovers, and it’s easy to see why. With a dizzying array of wine styles...
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Tequila Cocktail Lab

with Tess Rose Lampert
Looking for more than just margaritas when it comes to a tequila cocktail? Join us for a hybrid workshop, where we will explore all angles of this amazing spirit. We’ll...
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The Bartender’s Garden: Cocktails from the Greenmarket

with Jenn Smith
Make the most of your farmers market finds. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll master cocktail-making with the freshest...
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The Culture of Saké

with Laura Mooney
Japanese culture is one that is based on hard work and the pursuit of perfection. But sometimes these things can be a lot to live up to. Luckily, the Japanese also have some...
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The Elements of Wine

with Andrew Fisher
Andy Fisher, President of Astor Wines/Astor Center, teaches the basics of wine tasting and food pairing in this hands-on, plain-language tasting class. As you taste through...
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Tiki Time: A Cocktail Workshop

with Jenn Smith
Get a taste of the South Pacific as we delve into the history, decor, and cocktails that launched the ‘50s Tiki bar craze. You’ll get to make your own Tiki drinks and learn...
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Whisky Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon

with Robin Robinson
In this installment of the Whisky Smackdown series, you’ll explore the worlds of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. See which...
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Whisky Smackdown: Whiskies of the World

with Robin Robinson
Bourbon from America, Irish whiskey from Ireland, Scotch from Scotland: is that it for whisky? Not even close. This brown...
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Wine & Food Pairing Essentials: A Workshop

with Kimberly Severson, Alexis Tanen Shaw
Do you panic when handed the wine list? Are you intimidated by the Sommelier? Afraid...
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Wines of Spain: Classics Revisited

with Andrew Fisher
As with food, modern Spanish wine found a way of converting classic into sublime. In this class, Andy Fisher, president of...
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Wines of Tuscany

with Tess Rose Lampert
Taste your way through the rolling hills of Tuscany as we explore the wines of this iconic region. From Chianti to Brunello di Montalcino to the elusive Super Tuscans, we’ll...
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