All Astor Center Events

A Taste of Spain

¡Ay, caramba! Sunny weather is back to stay and now is as good a time as any to turn your corkscrews towards Spain. Celebrate this wonder of the wine world and its incredibly diverse array of wines with a tasting of 25...
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Aged Rums of the Caribbean

with Ethan Fixell
Immerse yourself in island life as we taste our way through the rums of the Caribbean. The countries in and around this seaside region offer some of the best rums in the...
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Astor Center Presents: A Night of Birichino Wines

with Alex Krause & John Locke
To be in the company of a winemaker is always a special occasion. So Astor Center is particularly proud to invite you to an...
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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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Barley and Grain: A Whiskey Walkabout

Bourbon, Scotch, and rye, oh my! Whiskey has certainly taken the world by storm—and we’re not afraid to say that we, too, are smitten with the beguiling brown...
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Barley and Grain: A Whiskey Walkabout VIP Ticket

Beat the crowd with this VIP ticketing option and enjoy 3 hours to sample whiskies to your hearts content! Bourbon, Scotch, and rye, oh my! Whiskey has certainly...
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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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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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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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Red, White, and Booze Tasting

Ah, America: Give us your huddled masses and empty glasses. As we ramp up to the Fourth of July, we’re paying homage to the ingenuity of this country’s hard-working winemakers and distillers. Celebrate America with a...
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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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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 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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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: 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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Wine & Food Pairing Essentials: A Workshop

with Kimberly Severson, Alexis Tanen Shaw
Do you panic when handed the wine list? Are you intimidated by the Sommelier? Afraid...
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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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