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Heartfelt Thanks

Heartfelt thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Akerman and our Wine Sponsor, Southern Wine & Spirits as well as all our sponsors, restaurants, education partners, in-kind partners, auction donor, committee members and You, our guests.

It was a tremendous event featuring fine wine, delicious food, interesting educational content and plenty of energy and fun! We’re thrilled to be hearing rave reviews and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! See you next year!

The winning number for the Grand Raffle is: 664395.

Please contact Danielle Kapusin at 407.514.2224 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to claim your prize.



5th Annual Science of Wine

May 9, 2015, 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. Over 150 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.

NEW this year at Science of Wine:

  • Aerialists Annike Karlsen and Lindsey Nova will dance overhead.
  • Cigar rolling will be provided by The King of Cigars.
  • Live music by pianist Lynn Peghiny, piano courtesy of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Create a canvas painting, facilitated by Super, Awesome, Cool Pottery.
  • Indulge your palate and curiosity with presentations by Tim’s Wine Market.
  • Explore “Weather and Wine” featuring WFTV Meteorologist George Waldenberger.

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!

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Planning Committee

Thanks to the commitment, enthusiasm and leadership of the Science of Wine Planning Committee, the Science of Wine has become one of the more popular events in the Science Center’s calendar. If you’d like to network with a hard-working but fun-loving group of professionals like yourself, please contact Kevin O'Neil at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Wine Seminar

Explore the Science Behind the Wine

Unique educational experiences make the Science of Wine a one of a kind event. Choose a more formal seminar experience that focuses on one aspect of wine or enjoy all the casual content throughout the event. This year’s seminar will discuss on cutting edge wine making techniques from Washington state.

All attendees will have the opportunity to taste the wines produced in that area and take a virtual visit to both the region and inside the wineries to see how these great wines are made. Hosting our journey will be Thom Horsey, National Wine Educator for Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Washington’s Founding Winery.

This year, to ensure that guests attending the seminar also have plenty of time to enjoy the Grand Tasting, we have scheduled the seminar as follows:

  • 4:45 p.m. Check-in & registration, Founders Room, Level 3.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Seminar 
  • 6:00 – 6:15 p.m. Open session for questions
  • Adjourn for Grand Tasting

The Science of Wine Seminar has always been a sell-out event, so be sure to make your plans early!

To register for the seminar, you need to have purchased your ticket for Science of Wine or be a confirmed guest of a Science of Wine sponsor. For reservations, please call our Reservations Office at 407.514.2112. A $15 registration fee applies.


2015 Science of Wine Partners:

SOW 2015 Sponsors 



Individual tickets are available online: Buy Tickets Now

$85 per person - General Admission
$70 per person - Special Science Center Member Price

The ticket price includes all food and wine tastings. This is a unique event that offers a chance to celebrate and network with others who enjoy the culture of wine.

The event is expected to sell out again this year so book your tickets early! We look forward to seeing you!


Please note that this event is for guests 21 years of age or older. Valid government issued identification will be required. Please drink responsibly.

Hundreds of guests whet their palate and their mind at one of Orlando’s premiere wine events, The Science of Wine, on May 9, 2015 at Orlando Science Center. The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting as well as the opportunity to sample more than 100 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions.

This event is a fundraiser for Orlando Science Center and was presented by Akerman for the fifth consecutive year. Southern Wine & Spirits has also supported the event since the beginning and returns as the exclusive wine provider.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Photography


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The Science of Wine's silent auction attracts participation from Orlando's best companies and organizations.


Bid on an assortment of amazing one-of-a-kind items and packages including...


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Much is made about all there is to drink at The Science of Wine, but don't forget about the spread of food from Orlando's best restaurants and caterers!

There will be plentiful gourmet and casual food offerings to accompany the wide range of wine selections. Food partners include:

  • Hawkers Asian Street Fare
  • Taverna Opa
  • Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit
  • Maxine’s on Shine
  • Crafted Block & Brew
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
  • John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering
  • Millenia Catering
  • Puff ‘n Stuff
  • John & Shirley’s Catering
  • Vital Flair
  • Java Lava
  • Arthur’s Catering
  • Whole Foods Market
  • World of Chocolate Museum and Café
  • Mattie’s Delectable Desserts
  • Central Florida Coffee
  • ONLI Beverages
  • Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

So don't just come thirsty to The Science of Wine — also be sure to bring your appetite!


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It wouldn't be The Science of Wine without some education thrown in!

A limited number of seats remain for a seminar on cutting-edge wine-making techniques used in Washington state, which ranks second in the United States behind California in the production of wine.

Hosting the journey is Thom Horsey, national wine educator for Ste Michelle Wine Estates and Washington's founding winery. Horsey is a 35-year veteran of the industry and has conducted more than 1,200 trainings, seminars, dinners and tastings on almost every aspect of wine.

To register for the seminar, you need to have purchased your ticket for Science of Wine or be a confirmed guest of a Science of Wine sponsor. For reservations to the seminar, call the reservations office at 407-514-2112. A $15 registration fee applies.


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