All Astor Center Events

A Spirits Tasting for Cocktail Making

Astor Center has a short list of spirits that tempt us to reconsider our relationship with the cocktail. For this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic, we thought we’d...
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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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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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Cheese Pairing Primer: A Hands-On Workshop

with Tess Rose Lampert
Take the guesswork out of cheese plate pairing. Join us as we explore a variety of beverages including wine, spirits and cider...
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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 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, floral whites, funky orange...
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Fortified Wine Workshop: Port, Sherry, Madeira

with May Matta-Aliah
In this intimate workshop-style class in the Astor Center Kitchen, learn how fortified wines are made, what makes them unique,...
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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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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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Rosé Day

Rosé: the official wine of spring! Come try our favorite bottles for rooftop parties, al fresco brunches, sunset ferry rides, and all the rest of the warm-weather fun that’s headed our way. You’ll taste a selection of our most...
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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 May Matta-Aliah
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 Cocktail Lab - A Hands-On Workshop

with Jonathan Pogash
Bartenders, cocktail waitresses, brand ambassadors, advanced amateurs: looking to expand your cocktail-making repertoire? Step...
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The Elements of Saké

with Timothy Sullivan
The Elements of Saké is a fun, informative and tasty way to dive into the world of premium saké. We'll walk you through every step of the saké production process to show...
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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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USA: Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie

with Kimberly Severson
We may be the new dog in town, but the USA is proving that our wines can hold their own against even the most well-known wines...
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VIP Seminar: Barrel Aged Cocktails with David Perkins of High West Distillery

with David Perkins
VIP Attendees will receive exclusive VIP pre-access to our social tasting event, “A...
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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 and Food Pairing Essentials: Dessert Edition

with Kimberly Severson, Emily Peterson
Just when you think you have a solid grasp of food and wine pairing, the dessert menu...
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Wine Workshop: The Terroir of Eastern Long Island

with Richard Olsen-Harbich
With a 40-year history producing fine wine, Eastern Long Island has distinguished itself as one of the premier winemaking...
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