Matthew Brown, advanced sommelier and manager of V. Mertz restaurant, will discuss the science of wine at the next Omaha Science Café being held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Brown will discuss soils and vines, the science of grape varieties, oxygen management and wine quality, wine production techniques, and the subtleties of taste during his presentation.
Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.
Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.
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