All Astor Center Events

Agave Smackdown: Tequila vs Mezcal

with Tess Rose Lampert
Do you still think of Mezcal as the worm-infused cousin of Tequila? Did you know that tequila is actually a type of mezcal?...
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American Whiskey 101

with Allan Roth
Join us for an introduction to American Whiskey. In this in-depth tasting class we’ll cover the basics and give you the tools you need to decipher the ever-growing selection...
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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, Nellie Wu
In this class we are going to learn by doing - we'll explore what different species of...
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Bartending 201: Techniques & Tips for the Creative Process

with April Wachtel
Ready to 'shake’ your dependency on recipes and develop the confidence to create delicious custom cocktails off the cuff? This...
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Bastille Day

July means many things to many summer-lovers: barbecues, fireworks, poolside libations, and more. To us, it means independence, but we're not the only country celebrating our fiercely fought freedoms in July. July 14 marks...
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California vs. Bordeaux Wine Workshop

with Dylan York
If you enjoy moderate- to full-bodied red wines with structure, complexity. and power, this is the seminar for you! California...
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Central Italy: Wine, Cheese & 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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DIY Home Bar: A Hands-On Cocktail Workshop

with April Wachtel
Do you want to build your home spirits collection but don't know where to start? Want to wow your guests with your creative...
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Eastern European Wines

with Tess Rose Lampert
Eastern Europe, the historical birthplace of wine, is reemerging as a powerhouse region to watch. Offering everything from sparkling wines, to floral whites, to funky orange...
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French Wine: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
Take a French wine tour with Andy Fisher, Astor’s president and owner, in this fun and informative tasting class! ...
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Italian Wine: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
With over 3,000 wines in our cellar, we have a wide selection of little-known and extraordinary bottles. In this class, Andy...
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Loire Valley Wines: Discoveries from the Astor Cellar

with Andrew Fisher
This intensive tasting class is designed to teach you all you've ever wanted to know about the Loire Valley – in just two...
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Midsummer Whites

Summer is here and the streets are steaming--which means that it's the perfect time for warm weather sipping. And what better way to combat the heat than with fresh, bright, and thirst-quenching white wine? In this casual,...
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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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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
Learn to concoct cocktails with ingredients that are in season – whether juiced, muddled, mixed or infused (and sometimes even...
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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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The Origins of Flavor in Scotch Whisky

with Daniel Fisher
This seminar will guide burgeoning whisky enthusiasts and veterans alike along an in-depth exploration of flavor through the...
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Tiki Time: A Cocktail Workshop

with Jenn Smith
The mai tai, the scorpion bowl, and the painkiller: one sip of each of these can transport your taste buds to the South Pacific. Get into an island vibe as we explore the...
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Whiskey & Cheese Pairing Class

with Kimberly Severson
Wine is the go-to partner for a cheese plate, but sometimes the occasion calls for a fierier companion. Whether your cheese is...
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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 Workshop: Warm Weather Wines

with Tess Rose Lampert
Pair your wine to the forecast, and join us for a tasting of the perfect warm weather wines - just in time for picnics in the park, backyard barbeques and imbibing al...
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