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

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.

Unknown Grapes of Piemonte $60 – Saturday October 5th, 2019
The first of four classes, Piemonte specialist Sara Olocco, will take you through the lesser known varietals of Piemonte. Born in Torino, she is an expert in all things Piemonte.

Unknown Grapes of Piemonte $60 – Saturday October 12th, 2019
The second of four classes, Sara Olocco, will take you through a totally different set of indigenous grapes of Piemonte. Enjoy all styles of wines in this class.

Expressions of Barbera $75 – Saturday October 19th, 2019
The third of four classes, Sara Olocco, talks about everything you need to know about Barbera. Taste and see how this grape evolves in different parts of Piemonte.
All About Nebbiolo $125 – Saturday October 26th, 2019
This is the last class in a series of four classes with Piemonte specialist, Sara Olocco. Learn about this historically famous grape, and drink the best of the best of Nebbiolo.


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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