9th annual Science of Wine is April 27

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Here’s an event I look forward to each year: the Science of Wine. It’s a night of sipping wines, eating delicious nibbles, and learning a little bit, too, all to benefit the Orlando Science Center. The ninth annual edition of SOW will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Loch Haven Park facility.

Don’t let the learning part scare you, this is a fun evening that takes all the elements of a typical wine and food walkabout event and adds presentations and displays that teach the intricacies of winemaking. You didn’t think those grapes became wine by magic, did you? Well, some of it is magic but a lot of it is science.

And you can indulge in as much education as you’d like.

SOW classPhoto by Roberto Gonzalez

You can opt in to one of the seminars, including a cooking demonstration from Swine & Sons that will delve into the reasons some foods taste better with certain wines, and vice versa.

Or you might want to sit in on the seminar hosted by Julie Pepi, Director for Fine Wine in Florida for Trinchero Family Estates. She’ll talk about why certain grapes grow better in particular climates, why some wines have more tannins than others, and even how they get all those bubbles into a bottle of Champagne.

Tickets to attend the Science of wine are $100 for members of the Science Center. For the general public, early bird tickets are $110 through April 5 and $125 thereafter. Each seminar is $20, and seating for the classes is limited.

SOW glassPhoto by Roberto Gonzalez

The event takes place in the Science Center, in and around the non-wine exhibits, so it’s a lot of fun to just wander with a glass of wine and explore.

And the outside terrace with its view of downtown Orlando is one of the area’s best venues. Be sure to be there for sunset, it’s gorgeous.

SOW patioPhoto by Roberto Gonzalez

Some of the restaurants that will be on hand include: Black Rooster Taqueria; Swine & Sons; Tamale Co.; Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi; Fresh Kitchen; Sweet by Holly; Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen; and several more. Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits is the presenting sponsor.

For a complete list of participants, more information about the event, and to purchase your early bird tickets, visit the Science of Wine website.