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Astor Center

Astor Center

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East Village, New York, New York
(53 Reviews)

Astor Center is an educational hub housed directly above Astor Wines & Spirits. The launch of Astor Center came in 2006, when Astor Wines & Spirits moved from its original location at Astor Place, where it had been for 50 years, to its new home in the historic De Vinne Press Building on Lafayette Street. Astor Center is a state-of-the-art tasting room and learning facility designed to grow our community's love of unique wines, craft spirits, and perfectly concocted cocktails. Our public programming creates a rich environment where education and entertainment coincide.

Reviews of Astor Center

(53 Reviews)
Intro to Cocktails

2/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Cocktails


Loved it! Tess was a great teacher

Blind Wine Tasting: Spanish Wine

2/10/2020
Vincenzo P.

Attended: Blind Wine Tasting: Spanish Wine


The teacher was very knowledgeable and personable. Great class !

The Elements of Wine

1/24/2020
Persis T.

Attended: The Elements of Wine


This was an excellent introduction to wine tasting and food pairing! Andy was so knowledgeable, but more importantly, he was an engaging lecturer and an accessible teacher. He really made it feel like wine is an accessible hobby to all and that it doesn't have to be pretentious or out of reach. He was funny and I really did learn so much. The classroom was elegant and had a nice atmosphere. We tasted 6 wines and were welcomed with a glass of prosecco to sip on as he talked. There were very small snacks to demonstrate the food pairing and we had the chance to ask questions downstairs in the store afterwords. Astor Wines was my favorite wine/liquor store before this class, but I have new respect for their educational capabilities. Highly recommend!

Tequila Cocktail Lab

1/21/2020
Alyssa M.

Attended: Tequila Cocktail Lab


This was an amazing class! The classroom was beautiful! The teacher was amazing, we loved the drinks she picked and her witty commentary! Would highly recommend taking this class if you're a tequila lover!

Whisky Smackdown: Global Discoveries

1/17/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Whisky Smackdown: Global Discoveries


The instructor was extremely personable and knowledge. He taught us different ways to notice our whiskey on her nose and palate. Would recommend for the knowledge and the ability to taste different whiskies you wouldn’t otherwise buy on your own.

Eastern European Wines

1/9/2020
Frank D.

Attended: Eastern European Wines


Course very good, wines not so much. Thank heaven for Italy and France.

The Complete Whiskey Course: Book Signing & Tasting

11/10/2019
Marlene I.

Attended: The Complete Whiskey Course: Book Signing & Tasting


Found a new whiskey I liked that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.

The Complete Whiskey Course: Book Signing & Tasting

10/27/2019
Jessica P.

Attended: The Complete Whiskey Course: Book Signing & Tasting


Robin was so knowledgeable and made the process of learning easy and fun! Super friendly staff as well.

Autumn Cocktail Workshop

10/26/2019
Sandra S.

Attended: Autumn Cocktail Workshop


Loved it!

Saké Culture

7/31/2019
Diane R.

Attended: Saké Culture


Super informative and entertaining!! Highly recommend this class.

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23 E 4th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10003
Astor Center
East Village, Manhattan
23 E 4th St 2nd Fl
At Lafayette St
New York, New York 10003

Upcoming Classes at Astor Center

Wines of Sicily
Wines of Sicily
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Blind Wine Tasting: French Wine
Blind Wine Tasting: French Wine
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Italian Cocktail Workshop
Italian Cocktail Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Jan 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

South American Wine Tasting
South American Wine Tasting
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Whisky Smackdown: A Brave New World
Whisky Smackdown: A Brave New World
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Agave Smackdown: Tequila vs Mezcal
Agave Smackdown: Tequila vs Mezcal
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Blind Wine Tasting: Italian Wine
Blind Wine Tasting: Italian Wine
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Wines of Spain: Classics Revisited
Wines of Spain: Classics Revisited
Next start date:

Monday Feb 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Valentine's Day Cocktails
Valentine's Day Cocktails
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 14th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

The Elements of Wine
The Elements of Wine
Next start date:

Monday Feb 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate
Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Orange Wines: Exploring Skin-Contact White Wine
Orange Wines: Exploring Skin-Contact White Wine
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 1st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Whisky Smackdown: Ireland vs. Japan
Whisky Smackdown: Ireland vs. Japan
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 8th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Mezcal: How To Sip, Pair, & Mix
Mezcal: How To Sip, Pair, & Mix
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Blind Wine Tasting: Old World vs. New World
Blind Wine Tasting: Old World vs. New World
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

French Wines: A Regional Exploration
French Wines: A Regional Exploration
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

New Orleans Cocktails
New Orleans Cocktails
Next start date:

Friday Mar 31st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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