A sampling of classes at New York's Astor Center and International Wine Center.
Andrew Fisher, president and owner of Astor Center in Manhattan's East Village, talks about Loire Valley wines.
Participants in an Astor Center wine class.
Andrew Fisher, president of the Astor Center, introduces students to wine from the Loire Valley.
Glasses of wine lined up for sampling during an Astor Center class.
Preparing for a wine class at Astor Center in the East Village.
International Wine Center offers a Foundation course (that means beginners) developed by England's prestigious Wine and Spirits Education Trust. (Sept. 30, 2013)
Cynthia Gorman-McAdams teaches a class at the International Wine Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 30, 2013)
A participant in the International Wine Center's WSET Diploma class samples a wine. (Sept. 30, 2013)
International Wine Center instructor Cynthia Gorman-McAdams uses a tasting station with glasses of different wine during a class. (Sept. 30, 2013)
Sniffing and tasting wine during an International Wine Center class. (Sept. 30, 2013)