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Ithaca, NY 14850

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The History and Science of Craft Beverages: Lecture Series

History, geology, and chemistry all converge to tell the story behind the flavors of craft beverages in the Finger Lakes. Sponsored by the Museum of the Earth, the History Center in Tompkins County, the Sciencenter, and Experience! The Finger Lakes, this four-part series will stimulate your palate and your mind.

Each session begins with a reception led by Sommelier, Laura Winter Falk, of Experience! The Finger Lakes where you will enjoy tasting samples of the featured libation paired with locally-sourced edibles followed by an engaging presentation by a top Finger Lakes craft producer.

SCHEDULE:

April 4 - Wine and Geology at Museum of the Earth
  • Guided wine and cheese pairing reception with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes
  • Presentation by Vineyard Manager, Dave Weimann of Sheldrake Point Vineyard

June 6 - The History of New York State Cider at The History Center in Tompkins County
  • Guided cider and food pairing reception with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes
  • Presentation by Owner and Grower, Melissa Madden of Finger Lakes Cider House at Good Life Farm, and Elizabeth Ryan of Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider

September 26- The Science of Beer Making at the Sciencenter
  • Guided beer and food pairing reception with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes
  • Presentation by Owner and Brewer, Ian Conboy of Lucky Hare Brewing

December 12 - The Science of Food Pairing at Coltivare
  • Guided Craft Beverage and Food pairing presentation with Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Reception
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Presentation

Price per person for individual events: $15 museum members/ $25 non-members
Price per person for the entire series: $45 museum members/ $75 non-members

Bio:
Laura Winter Falk is co-owner and President of Experience! The Finger Lakes, a touring and events company in Ithaca, NY that specializes in immersive food and wine experiences in the Finger Lakes region. She holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Cornell University and is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is an Adjunct Professor of Wine at Tompkins Cortland Community College and guest lectures at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and other colleges and organizations around the Finger Lakes. Laura serves on the Board of Directors of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and as an appointed member of the Tompkins County Ag and Culinary Task Force. She has published a number of journal articles and academic papers on food choice, healthy eating, and dietary behavior change, and has authored The Culinary History of the Finger Lakes: From the Three Sisters to Riesling, available through The Arcadia Press.
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