482 Broome St., at Wooster St.; 212-226-9463
This wine shop, which restricts its stock to made–in–New York products, invites guest vintners to lead discussions about the strengths of Finger Lakes Riesling or what ranks as Long Island’s signature red grape.
Explore Wine: Four Week Introductory Series
5 W. 19th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-929-2323
Taking a break from her pursuit of an international Master of Wine title, Ellisa Cooper pauses long enough to teach a four-part tutorial on reds and whites from the Old World and New World.
Wine Tastings and Classes at Vinoteca
121 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave.; 800-965-8466
Held in a one-room vinoteca carved out of the back of the shop, these themed lecture-demos rotate among wine director Charles Scicolone, marketing director (and historian) Jeremy Parzen, and the scientifically inclined operations manager Jim Hutchinson.
Four-Week Wine Course
307 W. 38th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste 1910; 212-629-8529
Former Alain Ducasse sommelier Dilek Caner condensed her eight-week seminar into this compact series where you learn to distinguish varietals by straightforward “compare and contrast.”
Wine 101 One Night
167 W. 23rd St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-647-1875
Perfect for beginners: Picholine alum Andrew Harwood pours an impressive twelve samples throughout the evening to help uncover each attendee’s own unique tastes.
108 E. 16th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-473-2323
The wine mecca owned by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Sergio Esposito has appointed young (cellar) portfolio manager Talia Baiocchi to invigorate classes that pair Italian vintages with top-notch bites.
OTTO Vino Classes
1 Fifth Ave., at 8th St.; 212-995-9559
Wine director Peter Jamros takes on this afternoon Intro to Italian Wines which centers on the land: how terroir influences regional cuisine as well as grapes.