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Astor Center

Astor Center

East Village, New York, New York
(52 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

(52 Reviews)
Intro to Cocktails


Attended: Intro to Cocktails

Loved it! Tess was a great teacher

Blind Wine Tasting: Spanish Wine

Vincenzo P.

Attended: Blind Wine Tasting: Spanish Wine

The teacher was very knowledgeable and personable. Great class !

The Elements of Wine

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

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


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

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

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

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

Sandra S.

Attended: Autumn Cocktail Workshop

Loved it!

Saké Culture

Diane R.

Attended: Saké Culture

Super informative and entertaining!! Highly recommend this class.

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