Join us for a unique event at the Orlando Science Center...

  

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 – May 9, 2015!!

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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.

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!

 

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 Kathy Lopus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

 


 

Southern Wine & Spirits

 

 Franciscan Estates Seminar

 

Restaurant Recognition

 

Sincere thanks to all our culinary partners:
Hawker's Asian Street Fare
Orlando World Center Marriott
Publix Aprons
Arthur's Catering
John & Shirley's Catering
John Michael Events
Vital Flair Catering

Talk of the Town, featuring
• Charley's Steak House
• Vito's Chop House
• MoonFish
• FishBones

Johnnie's Hideaway
Blackfin
Shari Sushi

 

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

  

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.

 

Luis Torres

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.

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The second annual Science of Wine on Saturday, May 19 was a tremendous success with over 600 guests enjoying an evening of great food, amazing wine and entertaining, yet informative seminars. Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Akerman; to Southern Wine & Spirits for the tremendous wine selection; and to all of our restaurant partners, sponsors and educators for their generosity.

It was a delectable night for wine, food and learning. More than 100 of the finest wines from all major regions of the world were served, as well as food provided by local gourmet restaurants and caterers. Enjoy this set of photos from the event and we look forward to seeing you at the next event!


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Here’s a Science of Wine segment with Tim Varan from Tim’s Wine Market appearing on GalTime TV. It is airing this Sunday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. on WRDQ Ch. 27.


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Check out what Taverna Opa is bringing to the Science of Wine!


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Not a sommelier? It’s okay, here’s a quick clip on how to taste wine from Tim Varan of Tim’s Wine Market in Winter Park. Tim’s has donated some items to our silent auction, including a wine tasting for 20!


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