Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The Science of Wine at Orlando Science Center

One of the largest collections of wines of any Orlando event is coming to the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 19, 2012 during "The Science of Wine." This is "not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey...." and the chance to sample 100 wines. 100. Its a fundraiser for the Orlando Science Center. Tickets are available at $65 per person. Special tickets for Science Center members are only $50. Call Kathy Lopus at 407-514-2233 or email llopus@osc.org for more info, tickets or sponsorship details.

A sampling of the wines featured that night include Rodney Strong, Penfolds, Beringer, Artesa, Francis Ford Coppola, Ferrari Carano, Gloria Ferrer, Joel Gott, Grgich Hills, Chateau Ste Michelle, Stags’ Leap, Mer Soleil, Robert Mondavi, Nickel & Nickel, Belle Glos, Ladera and more!

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., there will be plentiful gourmet and casual food offerings to accompany the wide range of wine selections. Food partners include Stonewood Grill & Tavern, All Occasion Caterers, Arthur’s Catering, Cantina Laredo, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar,
Grand Bohemian, Puff N’ Stuff Catering, Taverna Opa, The Ultimate Drunken Cupcake and John
and Shirley’s Catering.

In addition, the Science Center will offer wine knowledge-building workshops presented by wine industry experts with topics like “Food and Wine Harmony” – THE quintessential program on matching wine with food – and “What’s in the Barrel? Oaks, Barrels and the Impact of Wood Ageing” – a soup-to-nuts look at the importance of barrels. Both sessions are accompanied by an illustrative tasting.

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