Feb. 17 sipping science: An evening of red wine tasting and wine science

February 08, 2005

At this event sponsored by the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, local wine importer and educator Gray Mosby will talk about wine tasting and rating. Also speaking will be Gregory Jones, a research climatologist and viticulturalist who has studied the impact of global warming on wine production, and biochemist and molecular pharmacologist John Pezzuto, who will discuss the latest research on the health benefits of red wine. Participants will sample wines that illustrate the effects of regional climate on wine quality, as well as wines containing a compound that may protect against cancer and heart disease.

DETAILS: Thursday, Feb. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 Fifth St., N.W, Washington, D.C. Tickets are $45; participants must be at least 21 years old.
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REPORTERS WHO WISH TO COVER THIS EVENT MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE by contacting Chavon Warren, Koshland Science Museum, tel. 202-334-1447 or e-mail cwarren@nas.edu

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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