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.
Loved it! Tess was a great teacher
The teacher was very knowledgeable and personable. Great class !
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!
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!
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.
Course very good, wines not so much. Thank heaven for Italy and France.
Found a new whiskey I liked that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise.
Robin was so knowledgeable and made the process of learning easy and fun! Super friendly staff as well.
Super informative and entertaining!! Highly recommend this class.
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