Welcome to Stellar Wine Cellar

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Welcome to the Stellar Wine Cellar

A virtual evening of toasting friends and celebrating wine, benefiting Orlando Science Center

Your generous donation to Orlando Science Center has given you access to our Stellar Wine Cellar which includes resources to help you host the ultimate wine and stargazing virtual party.  

Check out our handy suggestions to ensure your soirée goes off without a hitch and enjoy cooking, tasting, and pairing videos from our local partners. Then, download oenological trivia — that means " the study of wine"— and a sensational stargazing scavenger hunt activity to enjoy with your guest!

Please know that your investment will have an astronomical impact by helping to inspire curious learners of all ages to become tomorrow’s problem solvers and world changers. 

Scroll down to view the Stellar Wine Cellar resources or select a topic below to skip to that section.  

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SUGGESTED ITINERARY

Before the Party:

Share the theme, food and wine videos, and any video chat platform instructions with your guests. Don't share this webpage though, or they'll have the answers to the Trivia! 

Party Night:

6:00 p.m.
Welcome & Icebreakers

6:20 p.m.
TV Quotes Trivia

6:40 p.m.
Wine Tasting and Discussion

7:00 p.m.
Science of Wine Trivia

7:20 p.m.
Dinner & Discussion

8:20 p.m.
Wine in Pop Culture Trivia

8:40 p.m.
Complete Stargazing Scavenger Hunt Activity

9:00 p.m.
Wine Mythology Trivia

9:20 p.m.
Say Goodnight to Guests

Top 7 Tips for Hosting Your
Virtual Wine Party

  1. Start with a theme!
    You can all be on the same page for dressing up, cooking, and enjoying activities.
  2. Test your camera and mic.
    Make sure everyone will be able to hear and see you on your video chat.
  3. Decorate your background.
    Be sure to include room for your delicious food and wine in whatever set up you have.
  4. Welcome your guests!
    Make sure to say hello while you wait for everyone to join your video chat. Have some icebreakers ready, and introduce your guests to each other if they haven’t met.
  5. Space out the trivia rounds.
    Engage in some discussion or break for a video from our partners. Like drinking wine, it’s more fun if you don’t do too much at once.
  6. Speaking of trivia...
    Make sure everyone has the ability to submit questions through chat, text, or email!
  7. It’s your party – you can do what you want to!
    Remember that our tips and itinerary are just suggestions. Party in the way that makes the most sense for you and your guests, and have fun!

VIDEOS

Cooking with Wine 

Swine & Sons chef and owner, Alexia Pohl Gawlak, shares her favorite hot-weather dishes featuring a delicious wine-filled broth — steamed mussels with grilled bread! Download the recipe below so you can make this scrumptious dish at home.

Wine Tasting Guide

Learn about the proper way to taste wine with Emily Wines, Master Sommelier, and Vice President of Wine and Beverage Experiences with Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant.

Wine and Cheese Pairing with Arden Wine

Clarence Day and Adam Chandler from Arden Wine pair a variety of cheeses with popular wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Cava. Discover which combinations complement each other well and share your new knowledge during your virtual wine party!

TRIVIA

Download these four rounds of trivia to play during your virtual wine party!

Show off your sommelier skills on topics including Science of Wine, Wine Mythology, Wine Quotes, and Wine in Pop Culture.

Instructions are included in the beginning of the document.

Stellar Wine Cellar Wine Trivia

STARGAZING

Join your stargazing guide, Orlando Science Center's Spencer Jones, for a stellar scavenger hunt!

Use your smartphone to explore the night sky and learn where to look to find some of your favorite constellations! 

Be sure to download the stargazing apps prior to your Stellar Wine Cellar get together and encourage your guests to do so too. 

Thank You to Our Partners

Arden Logo
Black Rooster Taqueria Logo
Cooper's Hawk Logo
Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events Logo
Dubsdread Catering Logo
Gezellig Cookies Logo
Kelly's Ice Cream logo
Outback Steakhouse Logo
Puff 'n Stuff Catering Logo
Stasio's Wine and Market logo
Swine and Sons Logo

We hope you have enjoyed some wine, fellowship, and fun as a reward for inspiring science learning for life.

Now more than ever, it is important to invest in STEM experiences to nurture the next generation of scientists and innovators.

On a personal level, you can easily contribute to the future through your support of Orlando Science Center and our mission to inspire science learning for life.  We hope you will continue to support Orlando Science Center in the future. Your philanthropy can be the catalyst that sets dreams in motion by helping us create iconic STEM experiences to engage and educate curious minds of all ages.