Have a drink in the name of science

A weekend of wine in support of Ashland's ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum gets under way tonight.

Events related to The Science of Wine fundraiser are set throughout the weekend around Ashland.

"Bottle Shock," a film about the early days of California wine making, will be shown at 5:30 tonight at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland, and the film's producers will be available for questions afterward. Tickets cost $7.50.

A wine-and-appetizer reception after the film is set at the Ashland Spring Hotel. Tickets for it cost $39.

Other events include a bus wine tour on Saturday with winen expert Rachel Martin, the Science of Wine Gala Saturday night at ScienceWorks,workshops about growing and producing wine on Sunday and a winemakers' dinner on Sunday.

Proceeds from the events will benefit the museum's educational programs.

Details: scienceofwineashland.com.

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