The Science of Wine, the deliciously educational event benefitting the Orlando Science Center, returns this year on Saturday, April 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. throughout the Loch Haven Park facility.
This is the 10th annual SOW (even though the ninth annual event was in 2019) and it combines the enjoyment of savoring wines – more than 150 – with some oenological learnin’. But don’t worry, there will not be a quiz and the only way you can fail is to not show up.
It’s a walkabout event with wine pouring stations set up throughout the Science Center and spilling onto its rooftop balcony with terrific views of the part and Orlando’s skyline. Interspersed among the wine stations you’ll find numerous food stations hosted by area restaurants. Participants include: Yak and Yeti, Black Rooster, Hungry Pants, 4Rivers Smokehouse, Tim Webber, Sonny’s BBQ, and Bonefish Grill.
Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits is the cosponsor so its experts will be pulling wines from its considerable portfolio.
Tickets are on sale now and available at an early-purchase price of $110 through April 10. After that, general admission goes up to $125 per person. Tickets for Science Center members and young professionals are $100. (There is no discount for old professionals; I asked.) Your admission fee gets you unlimited samples of wine and food.
And proceeds go to support the Orlando Science Center, which is a fine asset to the city.
Visit the Orlando Science Center’s Science of Wine webpage to get your early bird tickets.