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. If a public class has less than four guests signed up, OTTO reserves the right to cancel the class within 24 hours before the session. 

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

Saturday Afternoon Classes at 2:00pm

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. 

Let’s Talk Nebbiolo, $125 – Saturday, September 7, 2019
When it comes to the most noble grape in Italy, Nebbiolo is King. Whether you call it Nebbiolo, Spanna, Chiavennasca or Picotendro, when made well, this grape stands the test of time. In this class, you’ll taste the different iterations of this grape; from its famed home in the Langhe to the Valle d’Aosta.

That’s a Grape?, $60 – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Ever had Pigato, or Prié Blanc? How about Cesanese, or Cruvin? These are just a few of the more than 2,000 native grapes to Italy! Here we will be talking and tasting obscure grapes that you probably won’t find at your local wine shop.

What’s in Your Glass?, $60 – Saturday, September 21, 2019
Want to taste and smell like a Sommelier? Our Somm team will guide you step-by-step in what goes into properly tasting wine. Learn about the science of the different flavors and aromas that you get from each glass.

Chianti Classico, $75 – Saturday, September 28, 2019
The 300 year old Sangiovese based wine has never been better! Long gone are the days of old straw bottle fiascos that Grandma and Grandpa drank from. In this class, you will learn about the different sub-zones of the region and historic producers.


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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