All Astor Center Events

A Taste of Spain

We’re in the mood for… Spain. Come celebrate our nod to one part of the Iberian peninsula with us as we tip our hats to the reds, whites, sparklers, and-yes-Sherries that remind us of the passion and pleasure that Spain brings...
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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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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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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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Brunch Cocktail Class

with April Wachtel
Skip the long waits and typical brunch drink selections with this special Saturday class. We’ll take you beyond the bloody Mary and the standard OJ mimosa and get into a...
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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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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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In with Gin: A Cocktail Class

with Jenn Smith
Ah, gin…such a colorful past. In ancient times, it was used as a medicinal treatment (ineffectually) for a variety of ailments, from bubonic plague and malaria to...
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Italian Wine Workshop: Sicily

with Tess Rose Lampert
Sicily is exploding in the wine world as the destination of new Italian classics (and also quite literally- Mount Etna on the eastern coast of the island is the tallest...
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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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Mad Men Era Cocktails

with Rachel Kim
This hands-on class is your passport to boozy adventure in the not-too distant past. We’ll take a look at the classic cocktails enjoyed by Don Draper and Roger Sterling as...
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Northern 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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Rosé Day

Let’s celebrate the Queen Bee (you know who we’re talking about, and it’s not Beyonce) by greeting May with bottles of everything pink. That’s right, Rosé Day is here again, and not a moment too soon. It’s almost Mother’s Day,...
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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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Shades of Rosé

with Tess Rose Lampert
Have you ever wondered what makes rosé light or dark, or what each hue says about its flavor? Join us for this special Rosé Day workshop as we explore what gives rosé wines...
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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 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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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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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: Cruising California

with Kristina Sazama
While Napa Valley Cabernet sets the benchmark for California wines, the Golden State is bursting with delicious wines from its...
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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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