Wine Classes


Join us for wine class! 

These fun and educational experiences are hosted at the standing high-top tables in our Enoteca. Each class includes tastes of five wines (three reds and two whites, unless otherwise noted) and lasts approximately 90 minutes. To complement the wines, classes include the chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses and house-cured meats. All classes are led by a Sommelier from OTTO’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine team.

Can’t join us on Saturday or have a large group? Private classes are available on an ad-hoc basis for parties of 6 or more people. 

Please be advised that class prices are exclusive of gratuity, 3% admin fee and tax.

To make a reservation, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559 ext. 2. 

Saturday Afternoon Classes at 2:00pm  

B & B – $125, Saturday, April 20, 2019
Barolo and Barbaresco are the two biggest reds produced in Piemonte. Both recipes are the same = 100% Nebbiolo. In this class we will talk about these two Piemontese superstars, taste some first-rate examples, and cover how they differ.

How to Taste Wine 101 – $60, Saturday, April 27, 2019
You’ve probably seen somebody swirl a glass of wine and then sniff it, but what is the purpose? Learn the basics of wine tasting and improve your tasting abilities.

Wine Myths, $60 – Saturday, May 4, 2019
A darker rose is sweeter than a lighter rose. Red wine should only be enjoyed at room temperature. Red wine has more sulfites than white wine. These are just a few of the wine myths we will “debunk,” while enjoying some tasty Italian wine.

Produttori Del Barbaresco, $145 – Saturday, May 11, 2019
Circa 1958 this wine cooperative is a “must know” of Northern Italy. Their commitment to terroir and traditional wine making approaches result in classic Barbarescos. Their wines are everything a nebbiolo should be: timeless and elegant. We will try a horizontal tasting of their single-vineyard Barbarescos!

Back to the Basics, $60 – Saturday, May 18, 2019 
Unfamiliar with Italian wines? This will be a fun crash course on some of our favorite Italian wines. We’ll cover some of the basics of grape varieties and wine making and sip on some tasty wines.

Orange Wines, $75 – Saturday, May 25, 2019
What is orange wine? Why is it called “orange”? We will discuss this cool style of wine, while trying some Italian versions of orange wine. You will want to be in the know as orange wine is slowly gaining popularity in the U.S.


To make a reservation in a public wine class, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559 ext. 2.

Private Wine Classes
Can’t make one of our public sessions? Looking for a special event? Private wine classes are available for groups of 6+ guests. For more information, please contact our team at

Further Questions
If you have any further questions, please email us at or call us at 212-995-9559.


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