Wine Classes


Join us for a wine class!  These fun and educational experiences are hosted at the standing high-top tables in the front of the restaurant, the Enoteca. Each class includes tastes of five wines (three reds and two whites, unless otherwise noted) and lasts approximately 90 minutes. To complement our selection of 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.
Please be advised that class prices are exclusive of gratuity, 3% admin fee and tax.

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

Saturday Afternoon Classes at 2:00pm  

Back to the Basics, $60 – Saturday, January 5, 2019
New Year, New You! Learn about the fundamentals of wine, wine-making, and Italian wines. A sure way to impress your next date or your next dinner guests. As we taste, we will talk about how wine is made, grape varieties and the basics of tasting wine.

New World vs. Old World?, $75 – Saturday, January 12, 2019
We will taste through Old World (Italian) wines as we talk about what the terms “New,” and “Old World” mean. Which Italian wines can be compared to “New World” wine? Which Italian varietals are comparable to International varieties?

Dried Grapes, $125 – Saturday, January 19, 2019
Perhaps you’ve heard of Valpolicella and Amarone but, do you know what makes them world-famous and quiet pricey? In this tasting, we will explore wines made from dried-grapes and discuss this special wine making decision. 

Winter Wines, $60 – Saturday, January 26, 2019
We will sip on some wines to keep you warm through the winter. Who doesn’t like a nice wine to sip on while curled up inside? White wine isn’t out of the question but red is certainly more appealing to us during the coldest months of the year. Let’s explore some Winter Wines!

Orange Wines, $75 – February 2, 2019
What is orange wine? Why is it called “orange”? We will discuss this cool style of wine, while trying some Italian versions. You will want to be in the know as orange wine is quickly gaining popularity in the U.S.

Northern Whites, $60 – February 9, 2019 
Piemonte and Toscana are both very well known for their red wine production, but they also make impressive white wines. In this wine tasting we will explore white wines from the Northern regions of Italy. Vermentino, garganega and arneis are just a few of the grape varieties that are used to produce these sometimes under-appreciated wines. 

B & B, $125 – February 16, 2019 
Barolo and Barbaresco are the two big reds produced in Piemonte. Both recipes are the same = 100% Nebbiolo. In this class we will talk about these two Piemontese superstars and taste some first-rate examples.

Mt. Etna, $75- February 23, 2019 
Just as recently as December 26, 2018 Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna, erupted. Even crazier is the fact that this volcano is home to some of Sicily’s hottest wines. Be ready to taste some hot (pun intended) wines and talk about what makes Mt. Etna a suitable place to grow grapes.



Reservation Information

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

Private Wine Classes

Can’t make one of our public sessions? Looking for a special event? Private wine classes are available for groups of 6-30 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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