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  

Celebratory Bubbles, $75 – Saturday, November 24, 2018
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to get excited about that POP POP POP sound that signals that the party has begun!  Sparkling wine is an excellent companion to dining with friends and family, and today we’ll taste thru some excellent bottles of Italian bubbly. 

Women in Wine, $75 – Saturday, December 1, 2018
There are increasing numbers of women behind the incredible wines coming out of Italy. Whether they are wine-makers, oenologists, or business owners their presence is increasing. We will try some wines that are the results of these influential women.

Party Pleasers, $60 – Saturday, December 8, 2018
Planning on hosting any holiday festivities this season? We’ll explore some easy-drinking, approachable wines that are sure to be a hit among your colorful range of guests. Easy to pair with food as well as easy to enjoy alone. The best of both worlds!

Grape Varieties, $60 – Saturday, December 15, 2018
Here at Otto we have a uniquely Italian wine list. Italy is known for the hundreds of grape varietals used in wine-making. We will explore some of the lesser known grape varieties that you are sure to fall in love with.

Northern Italian Reds, $125 – Saturday, December 22, 2018
Most people have heard of Barolo, but do you know the grape used to make Barolos? Or did you know that the Barbera grape is often grown in the same area of Piemonte? We will sip on Piemontese reds along with some lesser known northern reds.

Super Tuscans, $75 – Saturday, December 29, 2018
What is a Super Tuscan? Is it 100% Sangiovese or is it a blend? Learn about the movement that coined the term “Super Tuscan,” and about the wines that are among the best in this category.

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!



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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