Astor Center

Astor Center

Cooking
East Village, New York, New York
(49 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

(49 Reviews)
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.

Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate

5/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate


Great class! Wish they offered discounts on the cheese and chocolates as well :). Tess was very informative and personable. Would highly recommend!

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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

Intro to Piedmont: Understanding an Iconic Region
Intro to Piedmont: Understanding an Iconic Region
Next start date:

Friday Feb 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Intro to Cocktails
Intro to Cocktails
Next start date:

Monday Feb 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

New Orleans Cocktails
New Orleans Cocktails
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

West Coast Wines
West Coast Wines
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wines of Tuscany
Wines of Tuscany
Next start date:

Monday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Greek Wine Workshop
Greek Wine Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Grand Reserve: Barolo and Barbaresco
Grand Reserve: Barolo and Barbaresco
Next start date:

Friday Mar 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wine & Cheese: Spain
Wine & Cheese: Spain
Next start date:

Monday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Wednesday Mar 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

South African Wine Workshop
South African Wine Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Tuesday Mar 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank
Bordeaux: Left Bank vs Right Bank
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Italian Cocktail Workshop
Italian Cocktail Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Mar 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mezcal Cocktails
Mezcal Cocktails
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Thursday Mar 26th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Mar 28th, 3pm - 5pm

Portuguese Wine Workshop
Portuguese Wine Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Mar 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm