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OTTO Vino Classes

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OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria
1 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011 40.731868 -73.996574
at 8th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
work212-995-9559 Send to Phone

Photo by OTTO Vino




Advance Tickets Recommended

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Ongoing Sat-Sun, 2pm


While the girth of Otto's wine list might deflate the confidence of the mid-level wine connoisseur, the tutorials evince Otto's playful and forthright approach to wine. The sommelier delves into agricultural factors, local history, and cultural attitudes informing each bottle—from its flavor to its design—one moment expounding on the "gun-powdery finish" of the Kerner grape from the Alto-Adige region and the next swirling a glass of wine to release its bouquet and equating the act with scratch-and-sniff. The lack of pretension should not deter the wine savvy: Hushed first-timers are joined at the informal setting of Otto's standing bar by budding oenophiles and pensive sommeliers—some from Batali's other restaurants—no doubt looking to brush up and sip while someone else does the talking.

Wine Region Schedule

4/3 - ULTIMATE: Super Tuscans
4/4 - Discover Italian Wines
4/10 - Wines of Abruzzo
4/11 - Discover Italian Wines
4/13 - Discover Italian Wines
4/17 - ULTIMATE: Lombardia and Valle d'Aosta
4/18 - Discover Italian Wines Tuesday
4/20 - Italian Sparkling Wine
4/24 - Piemonte Whites
4/25 - 25th Discover Italian Wines
4/27 - Wine and Cheese Pairing