Cider 101

Thursday, Oct 12 6:30 PM – Click here for tickets!


This casual and informative class traces the history of cider production from its European roots and Prohibition days to its contemporary resurgence. Taste what’s going on in New York’s own backyard!

What you can expect:

  • 1 welcome cider.
  • 6 pours of distinct ciders from Spain, France, UK, US, and beyond.
  • Palate-cleansing bread and cheese.
  • 2 hours of instruction, including Q & A time with an Astor Center instructor.

What you will learn:

  • The unique production techniques of cider.
  • The origins of cider culture in Europe and America.
  • The major types of apples used in cider production.
  • The various styles of cider—from bone-dry to dessert.
  • The spectrum of flavor profiles represented in cider.

Level: Beginner – Beyond Basics
Style: Guided Wine Tasting Class
Food Served: Bread & Cheese
Good For: Wine Enthusiasts, Wine Curious, NYC Date Night, Fun with Friends

What class-goers are saying about this instructor: 
“I thought the instructor was great—very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about cider!”