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  

Organic and Biodynamic, $60 – March 16, 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 wine’s 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!).

Modern vs. Traditional, $125 – March 23, 2019
You may have heard these two terms, but do you understand the difference? The two schools of wine making used to be more black and white but now the differences are more nuanced. We will talk about what, historically, these two camps stand for and taste wines belonging to both.

Rosé, $60 – March 30, 2019
With Spring upon us, we are going to try some of the easy sipping wine that is usually enjoyed during the warmer months of the year. We will sip on this food friendly wine and nibble on some Italian cheese. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?

Back to the Basics – $60, Saturday, April 6, 2019
Unfamiliar with Italian wines? This will be a fun crash course on some of our favorite Italian wines. Well cover some of the basics of grape varietals and wine making, while sipping on some tasty pours.

Maceration – $75, Saturday, April 13, 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.

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.


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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