All Astor Center Events

Aw, Shucks: A Hands-On Oyster Primer

with Nellie Wu, Tess Rose Lampert
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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Beat the Heat: White Wine Tasting

We’re halfway through summer and the heat is on! But it’s also the perfect temperature to sip on refreshingly cool and crisp white wines: immerse yourself in a wide array of still and sparkling white wines from all around the...
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Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank

with Dylan York
In Bordeaux, terroir is essential. From the composition of the soil, to primary grapes grown, to blending decisions made by vignerons and négociants; location is key to...
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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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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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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...
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More Than Martinis: Gin and Its Cocktails

with Jenn Smith
There is more to gin than meets the eye. From its ancient origins as a medicinal treatment to its resurgence in artisanal...
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Portugal Wine Workshop

with Kristina Sazama
There’s more than just Spanish wine coming from the Iberian Peninsula, and in many ways, Portugal has more to offer wine drinkers: indigenous grape varieties to explore, a...
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Rum Tasting and Cocktail Primer

with April Wachtel
As the most unregulated spirit category in the world, rum has the greatest diversity in terms of flavor profile. But, while variety is great, it’s often difficult to...
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Russ & Daughters Herring Pairing at Astor Center

Join us on Thursday, June 30th from 6PM - 830PM for the annual Russ & Daughters Herring Pairing at Astor Center. Take part in an evening celebrating the wonders of...
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Succulent Spirits: A Tequila & Mezcal Tasting

No other spirits seem to scream summer quite like tequila and mezcal. Whether you enjoy refreshing tequila cocktails or prefer the complex smoke-filled Mezcals of...
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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 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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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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Whisky Smackdown: Irish vs. Japanese

with Robin Robinson
Donkeys vs. elephants, Android vs. Apple, King Kong vs. Godzilla - everywhere you go, there’s challenge and competition. Now,...
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Whisky Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon

with Robin Robinson
Donkeys vs. elephants, Android vs. Apple, King Kong vs. Godzilla - everywhere you go, there’s challenge and competition. Now,...
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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...
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Wines of Piedmont

with Tess Rose Lampert
Piedmont is home to wines that many consider the best in the world. Barolo and Barbaresco are deserving of their place in the wine hall of fame for their compelling depth of...
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Wines of Tuscany

with Tess Rose Lampert
Take your palate on a vacation as we visit the rolling hills of Tuscany. Spend a night delving into this iconic wine region and explore the flavor profiles that have made it...
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