Join us for a unique event at the Orlando Science Center...
4th Annual Science of Wine
TBA May 2014, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of wine and gourmet food! The Science of Wine is a unique wine and food tasting with an educational twist. More than a hundred of the finest wines from all of the major regions of the world will be represented. Local gourmet restaurants and caterers will also be present to pair the wines with a variety of delectable dishes.
This is a unique event that offers a chance to celebrate and network with others who enjoy the culture of wine. We look forward to seeing you!
Learning About Wine
While we are pleased and proud to enjoy over 150+ fine wines from Southern Wine & Spirits and partner with a vast range of culinary treats from Orlando area restaurants and caterers, our guests tell us that what makes Science of Wine completely unique is Orlando Science Center’s educational programming about Wine! All the educational content is engaging, hands on and interactive. So, enjoy, wine, dine and learn about the Science of Wine!
Cheese and Wine: Life beyond the 'wine and cheese' social cocktail party. The advent of the cheese course is a cornerstone of today's fine dining experience. Take advantage of it by understanding how to best work wine into the equation. As a separate course, in appetizers and yes, in or with desserts- all scenarios can be explored. Course duration: One hour.
Class is presented by Luis Torres, Constellation Academy of Wine. South American-born, Chicago-raised Luis Torres lends his extensive background in wine supply, distribution, and on-premise roles to the Academy. Read More…
Reservations required. Ticket for Science of Wine required but no additional cost for the seminar. This seminar will be completely booked, so please make your reservations a.s.a.p. by calling 407.514.2112.
Wine & Learn Stations:
Visit four different stations to learn about the elements of wine:
- Sweetness: taste a range of wines from bone dry to sweet.
- Alcohol: assess the differences from light bodied to full bodied wines.
- Acidity & Tannin: learn about the building blocks that provide structure to a wine.
- Oak Treatment: see, smell & taste the difference that oak can make on wine.
These are casual, self-propelled stations where our Education Partners from Tim’s Wine Markets (Orlando, Windermere & Lake Mary) will guide you through the elements of wine.
Please note that this event is for guests 21 years of age or older. Valid government issued identification will be required. Please drink responsibly.
15 April 2013
Posted in The Science of Wine
The Academy of Wine has grown tremendously from its beginnings in the early 1990s when Steve Hosmer, Director Wine Education West Coast, travelled the country offering wine education seminars. He was joined by Luis Torres, Director of Wine Education East Coast, in 2000 and together they formally created the "University of Wine” and offered education for key accounts and distributors.
In 2002, the Wine Alliance Company was purchased and the "Academy of Wine” was introduced as the new banner for the education team. From 2003 through 2013, the Academy of Wine has enlightened more than 10,000 students annually. Today The Academy of Wine is brought to you by Constellation Wines US.
Wine Expert: Luis Torres
South American-born, Chicago-raised Luis Torres lends his extensive background in wine supply, distribution, and on-premise roles to the Academy. He studied Food Science and Technology before spending 15 years in the restaurant industry. His experience includes an apprenticeship at Charlie Trotter’s with Master Sommelier Larry Stone, studies with the Court of Master Sommeliers, The Wine and Spirits Education Trust and management and wine buying responsibilities for all of Hilton’s Chicago star properties.