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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Astor Spirits Social VIP

This exclusive VIP ticket gives you early access to Astor Spirits Social where you will have a private, half-hour session with Harlan Wheatley and taste the extremely rare 23-year Pappy Van Winkle. VIP Ticket holders will also...
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Astor Spirits Social: An Evening with Pappy Van Winkle and Other Award Winning Whiskies

with Harlen Wheatley
The first annual Astor Spirits Social is an ode to exemplary whiskies from all over...
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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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Bartender’s Choice Cocktail Workshop

with Rachel Kim
When you look at a cocktail menu, certain words might pop out: fizz, rickey, daisy, collins, flip, and old fashioned are just...
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Brandy Basics

with Tess Rose Lampert
Stop avoiding brandy on your local bar’s drinks list and start getting into one of the broadest categories of spirits. Simply put, brandy is any distillate made from fruit....
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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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California's Best

Can’t make it out to California wine country this year? Don’t sweat it. We’re going to bring some of the region's best offerings of to you. To celebrate California Wine Month, we’re teaming up with the Wine Institute of...
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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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Cider 101

with Tess Rose Lampert
Oh cider, how we love you! The initiated drinker knows that cider is every part wine’s equal. In a variety of styles, from bone-dry to sticky sweet, from tart to tannic,...
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DIY Home Bar: A Hands-On Cocktail Workshop

with Jenn Smith
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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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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Fried & Fizzy

Join us for a night of getting fizzy with it as we celebrate all that is good in the world: fried food and sparkling wine. For this walk-around tasting, we will be featuring 26 sparklers, ranging from the coveted wines of...
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Greek Wine by the Vine

with Chris Badini
Wine production in Greece dates back to 4000 B.C., making it one of the first civilizations to produce, consume, and sell wine. Today, Greek wines cover a wide spectrum of...
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Italian Wine Workshop: Chianti

with Tess Rose Lampert
Join us for an immersive tasting tour of Chianti, one of Italy’s most famous wine regions, and one of the most recognizable wines the world. From the basket wines-turned...
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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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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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Red Red Wine

We love a good fall night--and the rib-sticking reds that go with it. This comprehensive walk-around event will feature over 25 red wines from France, Italy, the U.S., and Spain, along with a selection of complementary cheeses...
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Rye Revival

with Allan Roth
From innovative craft distilleries across the country to the great distilleries of Kentucky, rye whiskey-bourbon’s spicier cousin and America’s first whiskey-has never seen...
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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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Speak like a Sommelier: Learning the Language of Wine

with Kimberly Severson
Ever find yourself searching for the ‘right’ word to describe the wine in your glass, only to come up blank? Or been at a...
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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: 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 & Food Pairing Essentials: A Workshop

with Kimberly Severson, Emily Peterson
Do you panic when handed the wine list? Are you intimidated by the Sommelier? Afraid...
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Wine Workshop: Rhone Reds

with Kristina Sazama
While Châteauneuf du Pape and Hermitage are among the most famous wines out of the Rhône, there are many other hedonistic red wines made in this sunny region of France (and...
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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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