Oenophiles and philomaths, rejoice. Discovery Center of Idaho has brewed up a night for members of both groups--especially those who would land in the venn diagram intersection of "People Who Love Wine" and "People Who Love To Learn."
With exhibits and events geared toward grownups, Adult Night has become a wildly popular event, letting the 21-and-older set to feel like curious kids again.
In DCI's upcoming Adult Night: The Science of Wine, that inner child gets to learn about one of the outer adult's favorite pastimes. They can celebrate harvest season by supping on samples from Indian Creek, Periple, Sawtooth and Split Rail wineries while watching demonstrations and learning about the vinicultural science of creating and blending wine, as well as how to properly drink it. Folks can move their wine-loosened legs to the totally danceable sounds of Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, and food trucks and raffle prizes are also part of deal.
For a mere Hamilton, you can afford to leave the wee ones home with a sitter and enjoy a night of learning that will feel like anything but. Get your tickets early, though. You don't want what could be a revelatory "ah-hah" moment of discovering something new about your favorite beverage to become an "uh-oh" moment because the evening is sold out.