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 

Maceration, $75 – Saturday, July 6, 2019
Maceration (n.): a period of time during the wine-making process in which the crushed grape skins are allowed to remain in contact with the grape juice (must) to extract desired phenolic compounds. And what does this portent? Today we we’ll find out!

Summer Whites, $60 – Saturday, July 13, 2019
Tired of ordering “Pinot Grigio,” or “Sauvignon Blanc,” when you go out to eat? We will taste you on some delicious white wine alternatives to the ones you already know. These lesser-known Italian white wines will soon become your go-tos because they are just that good. 

Northern Reds, $125 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
From Piemonte in the West, to Veneto in the East, there are beautiful reds coming from Northern Italy. Barolo and Amarone are a few of the styles you can expect to try in this “red wine lovers” class. Accompanied with some meats and cheeses this is a sure way to keep your Saturday tasty!

Organic and Biodynamic, $60 – Saturday, July 27, 2019
We all know the difference between a normal apple and an organic apple, but what does it mean for wine to be organic? The answer is different based on the wines country of origin. Is organic wine the same as biodynamic? We will explore what these two terms mean and taste five wines that are organic and/or biodynamic (often they are both!).

Back to the Basics Italy, $60 – Saturday, August 3, 2019
This class will be a focus on the wines you need to know when trying to understand Italian wines. Let face it, Italy is one of the most confusing wine countries with over 2,000 different grape varietals and 300 regions! We will break down how to read a label, understand the different laws (yes their are laws involved), and learn the grapes to important wine making regions.

Barolo vs. Barbaresco, $145 – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Nebbiolo is one of the most important grapes to Italy and it is what gives these two great regions their claim to fame. In this class we will go over the history, wine making styles, and influential producers.

All About Sangiovese, $75 – Saturday, August 17, 2019
If you’ve ever been to Tuscany, you know that Sangiovese is the main grape in all of its great wines. Learn about how this grape dominated the entire region and makes up some of your favorite wines!

The Sicily Craze, $75 – Saturday, August 24, 2019
Sicilian wines seem to be all anyone is talking about right now. This large island is home to some amazing white, red, rosé, and fortified wines! Our class will take you on an island tour of this major wine hub.

Orange is the New White, $75 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Yes we are talking Orange Wine! This category of wine is blowing up and they are definitely not to be overlooked. In this class you will learn about this ancient method of making white wine; and from this point on you will be preaching the gospel of all that is orange. 


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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