All Astor Center Events

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...
read more

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?...
read more

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....
read more

Aw, Shucks: A Hands-On Oyster Primer

with Kimberly Severson
In this class we are going to learn by doing - we'll explore what different species of oysters taste like, including the...
read more

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...
read more

Beat the Heat: White Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in a wide array of refreshing white wines from all over the world in this casual, walk-around tasting. What you can expect: Taste over 35 white wines from around the world: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

Intro to Cocktails

with Jenn Smith
Don’t limit you exploration of cocktails to the local bar scene. There is a whole world of beverages just waiting to be crafted in your own home. In this intro level...
read more

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....
read more

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...
read more

Mexican Food Pairing Dinner

with Tess Rose Lampert, Alexis Tanen Shaw
It’s time for a Mexican food fiesta! This dinner will bring you five courses of Mexican favorites alongside an array of beverage...
read more

Rum Tasting and Cocktail Primer

with April Wachtel
Expand your knowledge of rum as we explore the origins, geography, and production of this spirit. We’ll sample rums with a range of flavor profiles and then make a few...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

Whisky Smackdown: Irish vs. Japanese

with Robin Robinson
In this installment of the Whiskey Smackdown series we’ll explore the worlds of Irish whiskey and Japanese whisky. See which...
read more

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...
read more

Wine & Charcuterie Pairing with Brooklyn Cured

with Rachel Kim, Scott Bridi
Fire up your grills and get your picnic baskets ready. This is the class that lets you...
read more

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...
read more