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 2011
Posted in The Science of Wine
Terroir is the term used to classify everything that happens to the grape naturally. This includes the geographical region, soil, and the weather. Terroir is a French term meaning land and is a major determining factor is the quality of the wine. For some wines to be in best quality, the grapes must be harvested in what most people might say are harsh environments. This is called the “Struggling Vine Theory”. You might think that growing grapes in cold environments or in limestone gravel wouldn’t be ideal but for some grapes this is the best environment.
The location of the vineyard can affect the whole grape production. The soil composition, exposure to sun, and the climate can change the quality of the wine produced. Sometimes even within the same vineyard, depending on the sun position and other factors, a difference can be seen in the grapes produced.
When looking at grape harvesting it is important to keep in mind that there are many factors that go into even the growing of the grapes. If you want to learn about the difference that terroir makes on growing grapes and making wine, sign up for the Appellations Can you Tell the Difference seminar at the Science of Wine on May 14. Utilizing Google Earth, the participants will visit four California vineyards and taste the wines that come from those vineyards.