Science After Dark – Radical Wine

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Celebrate National Science Week at Queensland Museum South Bank.

Meet Queensland Museum scientists as they show specimens and talk about their work. Enjoy a range of fascinating science activities, exhibits, public lectures by journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams, information on careers, plus Free Radical chemistry.

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Science After Dark – Radical Wine

We have all heard that wine is good for us in moderation because it contains antioxidants. But what exactly are antioxidants? Why do some wines taste peppery, while others have hints of vanilla or marzipan? What happens when wines spoil?

This delicious event will reveal the chemistry behind these questions, invite you to conduct scientific experiments on wine and put what you have learnt into practice by tasting a selection of Queensland wines from local winemakers.

Stay a while and view our exhibitions After Dark. Cash bar and light refreshments available.

Presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry


Type: Wine tasting, science experiments and talks.
When: Fri 27 August

5:00pm – 8:00pm wine tasting, science experiments and Museum open
6:00pm talk about antioxidants in wine
6.45pm talk about the chemistry of winemaking

Where: Level 2. Queensland Museum South Bank.
Cost: Free, places are limited. Book through the QTIX website or call 136 246. Tickets at the door subject to availability.
Duration: Free choice.


Supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week 2010