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


4th Annual Science of Wine

May 10, 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. 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!



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Member Tickets: $70
General Public: $85

Tickets now available. Last year’s event sold out, so plan on purchasing your tickets early!



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

2013 Science of Wine was a sell-out event. ,If you or your business would like to partner with the Orlando Science Center at Science of Wine, sponsorship opportunities are available from $2,000 to $10,000. All levels of sponsorship include tickets to this highly sought after event as well as various levels of promotional benefits. Science of Wine provides a well-defined audience that allows a sponsor to realize positive ROI for its sponsorship investment.

Heartfelt thanks to Akerman returning for the fourth consecutive year to be the Presenting Sponsor and Southern Wine & Spirits, also, returning for the fourth consecutive year to be our Wine Sponsor. If you’d like to join these organizations and businesses committed to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational initiatives in Central Florida, please contact Kathy Lopus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2013 Sponsors:
SOW 2013 Sponsors



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 our Committee Chair, Dawn Luttrell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Auction Donations

A highlight of the evening is an extensive array of auction items available to the highest bidder! If you would like to have a presence at the Science of wine by donating an auction item, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Lindsay Barry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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!


Wine & Learn Stations:


These are casual, self-propelled stations located in Our Planet, Our Universe where our Education Partners from Tim’s Wine Markets (Orlando, Windermere & Lake Mary) will guide you through the classic Bordeaux and Meritage varietals. Taste each varietal (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec), hear about the unique attributes of each varietal and, then, taste how they all blend together to make a well-balanced, interesting and delicious Meritage red wine blend.


“Meritage” Seminar:


Luis Torres, Director Education, East Coast/Americas cordially invites you to an event that has rarely been conducted with consumers in the United States:

A master blending of “single barrel, single vintage, single vineyard” examples of the 5 noble Bordeaux varietals. The Orlando Science Center in conjunction with Napa Valley’s Franciscan Wine Estates has arranged for a limited amount of these wines to be flown in for this event. 

During this unique demonstration you will have the opportunity to be the winemaker and learn how the Bordeaux varieties work on their own and as a part of a finished luxury cuvée. At the end of the program your cuveé will be tasted next to Janet Meyer’s (Winemaker at Franciscan) estates Meritage.

We hope you enjoy this presentation on how blending Bordeaux varieties demonstrate that… “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”


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:

  • 4:45p.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

To register for the Meritage 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 $10 registration fee applies.

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


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


If you're thinking about attending or sponsoring the 2014 Science of Wine, or perhaps you were at this year's event and want to relive the festivities, check out this video recap!

Thanks again to presenting sponsor Akerman, wine provider Southern Wine & Spirits, restaurant partners, sponsors and educators for their support.

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The 2013 Science of Wine saw a record number of more than 700 attendees sample wine, learn the science thereof and raise funds for Orlando Science Center’s educational programs.

Almost two dozen of Orlando’s top restaurants prepared delectable bites and more than 100 wines were available to taste. Information stations allowed guests to discover how wine is made and much more. In addition, Luis Torres of the Constellation Academy of Wine returned for the third year to give a seminar that examined how best to pair wine with cheese.

Thanks to presenting sponsor Akerman, wine provider Southern Wine & Spirits, restaurant partners, sponsors and educators for their support.

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2013 Science of Wine is tomorrow night! We dropped by Tim's Wine Market to speak with Tim Varan himself about what guests can expect at the event. 

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If this video doesn't whet your appetite, nothing will. Dan Drayer, executive chef for Talk of the Town Restaurants, shares what Charley's Steakhouse will have for guests at the 2013 Science of Wine. 

Charley's Steak House is family-owned and has operated since 1974. They offer a fabulous menu of typical and not-so-typical steakhouse fare. Enjoy their menu offerings as well as other Talk of the Town Restaurants at the 2013 Science of Wine on May 11!

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2013 Science of Wine is quickly approaching, but we just couldn’t wait! We visited one of our restaurant partners, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, to get a taste of what they’re bringing to the big event.

Hawkers features the best traditional street foods from every region of Asia together under one roof. Take your taste buds on a journey to the Far East at the 2013 Science of Wine on May 11!

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