Instructors

Andrew Fisher
Andy Fisher has been President of Astor Wines & Spirits for over 30 years. When he started in 1971, it was a small shop in the middle of Astor Place. In 1980 he expanded to the corner of Astor Place...
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Daniel Fisher
Daniel grew up in the drinks industry as the grandson of the founder of Astor Wines & Spirits. Exposed to wine education at a young age, he moved on to pursue his own passion for distilled spirits...
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Tess Rose Lampert
Tess, now Brooklyn-based, has been a lifelong world traveler and lover of food and drink. She holds the advanced certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, as well as an MA from...
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Gordon Little
Gordon grew up in Melbourne, Australia, but only found his calling in wine after moving to New York in 2008. Having previously worked in wine retail, international freight logistics, and export...
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Robin Robinson
Robin Robinson is a private consultant to the American craft whiskey industry, where he helps small brands identify their unique stories to penetrate and activate the marketplace. Prior to that,...
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Kimberly Severson
Kimberly Severson is a wine educator, sommelier, caterer and all-around food and drink enthusiast. Trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Kimberly worked in celebrated NYC restaurants such as...
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Jenn Smith
Jenn started working in food at 13, and in college passed on work-study shifts at the library in order to serve beer and shots in a biker bar, work the overnight shift at a bakery in Boston, manage a...
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April Wachtel
April Wachtel is a passionate educator, an experienced mixologist, a spirits aficionado, and a lover of learning, technology, and design. She earned most of her chops in Boston, where she bartended...
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Nellie Wu
Nellie Wu, the general manager at W&T Seafood, has been a seafood lover for most of her life. Her family started a small retail seafood shop in Lower Manhattan 25 years ago, which today has expanded...
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Dylan York
Dylan York's journey into wine began in 1999 after enjoying an epic bottle of 1983 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou. Since then he has devoted his career to studying wine and creating educational and...
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