by Donna Theis
• Hudson Valley Fruit Liquers Tasting: Warwick Valley Distillery in the Hudson Valley will unveil their new Sour Cherry cordial, the Black Currant liqueur, and the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Apple liqueur at Astor Wines & Spirits, 399 Lafayette. 3/2 at 6 p.m. Take 15% off all the wines featured in the class.
• The Art of Buying Wine: Meg O'Connell, consultant to wine importer and distributor Polaner Selections, will help to identify the characteristics of major grape varieties and taste wines from around the world. Learn how to shop for wine with confidence. 4 session class with 8 wines per session begins on 3/7 at 7 p.m., $195 for classes and tastings.
• Chocolate and Vanilla Adventures for Kids: Explore the origins of these two tasty treats at the The New York Botanical Garden's Adventure Garden. From now to April 8, 2007.