Hundreds of people will convene for the fourth annual Science Uncorked, slated for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Saint Louis Science Center. The event features more than 80 wine and spirits samples, small plates, science demonstrations, wine pairings, molecular cocktails and live music.
“This event, and its sister event, Science On Tap, were started to add some additional opportunities for adults to have fun at the Science Center without the kids,” says Ann Balsamo, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the Saint Louis Science Center. “It is a chance for adults, ages 21 and up, to see the Science Center in a new way.”
About 30 local, regional and national wineries and distilleries will set up throughout the Science Center’s main building at 5050 Oakland Ave., sampling an assortment of red, white and blush wines, as well as various spirits, like vodka and whiskey. Soft drinks and water will also be available.
When guests arrive, they receive a booklet with a map of the layout of the event, places to write notes on what they sampled, and food tickets for savory small plates and desserts. Provençal herb pork tenderloin with caramelized onion gravy over grilled long-stem artichoke risotto; sous vide chicken; and an antipasto plate. Speakers from the Missouri Wine and Grape Board will also be on hand discussing the wine-making process, as well as offering wine and chocolate pairings.
“In addition to the great food, wine and spirit sampling, guests will be able to check out the Science Center’s newest exhibition, GameXPloration, where they can explore the evolution of games and gaming, from board games to virtual reality, and have fun,” said Balsamo. “Highlights of the exhibition are an oversized NES controller hooked up to Super Mario Brothers, classic arcade games like Space Invaders and Pac Man, as well as augmented and virtual reality experiments.”
Attendees can also enjoy the sultry sounds of Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers while watching and partaking in science demonstrations throughout the evening.
VIP tickets allow for exclusive early entry at 6 p.m., as well as valet parking, access to a VIP lounge with additional food and beverages, including sushi from Drunken Fish, and more.