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October 4, 2012

Contact: Linda Bowden
lbowden@echovermont.org
802.864.1848 ext. 117

ECHO After Dark Series Mixes it up with WINE & CHOCOLATE: Tastings & Tannins
Thursday October 11, 2012

ABOUT WINE: “Wine is the healthiest and most health-giving of drinks.”
–Louis Pasteur, French microbiologist and chemist (1822-1985)

ABOUT CHOCOLATE: “Eating chocolate can have significant influences on mood,
generally leading to an increase in pleasant feelings and a reduction in tension.”
–Peter Rogers, Ph.D., Institute of Food Research

BURLINGTON, Vt. — ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center’s After Dark adult program for October invites guests 21 years and older to enjoy fine wine and chocolate and discover the delicate flavor balance that is informed by the characteristics of the soil the grapes and the cocoa are grown in. This special evening takes place on Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Guests will enjoy the option of tasting 11 different European wines (five included with admission) paired with Lake Champlain Chocolate’s new Blue Bandana line of Chocolates. They will learn about the importance of terroir (from terre, "land"), the special characteristics that geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestow upon particular produce such as wine or chocolate.

“ECHO’s After Dark audience responds extremely well to programming that mixes science with items that we enjoy every day, in this case, chocolate and wine”, said Linda Bowden, ECHO’s Lifelong Learning Educator and Coordinator.

Presenters include: Jason Zuliana from Dedalus Wine and Roger Myers from Lake Champlain Chocolates as well as four wine makers (and their translators) from Italy and France.

Tickets are $15 for ECHO members and $20 for non-member. A keepsake ECHO AfterDark wine glass is included. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 877.324.6386 ext. 7.

ECHO After Dark is a program series for the 21+ crowd. These take place the second Thursday of every month at ECHO and encompass special focus events such as this Wine & Chocolate tasting and the Café Sci speaker series.

For more information call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386 or visit www.echovermont.org.

 

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ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100 interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The 2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401. 

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