San Diego—The Fleet Science Center will host its 2018 annual fundraiser event, Busting the Myths of Wine, on Saturday, June 2. Is it true that white wine should be paired with fish, and red wine with meat? The answers can be found at Busting the Myths of Wine, the Fleet Science Center’s gala, where wine and science meet to produce an effervescent evening with friends. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.


The evening will begin with a reception filled with hors d’oeuvres, wine and music. Guests can try their hand at the Wine Ring Toss and all can partake in the silent auction featuring a variety of impressive wine lots, travel and dining packages and other exclusive experiences. Live auction items include a dinner catered by a local chef, a vacation at one of the world's most exclusive locations through Exclusive Resorts, an "Iron Chef Night" with Chef Yapo and an unforgettable experience at the Magic Castle.


The reception will be followed by a seated dinner featuring world-class wines curated by well-known local wine expert and owner of The WineSellar & Brasserie, Gary Parker. The unique wines will be paired with a splendid multi-course dinner prepared by world-renowned culinary guru Andrew Spurgin.


The Busting the Myths of Wine fundraiser will directly support the Fleet Science Center’s education programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives. Together with the community, the Fleet is working to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. The Fleet’s many programs helps people develop skills and talents in a dynamic learning environment that supports the region’s scientific identity.


The Busting the Myths of Wine fundraiser is generously sponsored in part by the Dr. Seuss Foundation and the Reuben H. Fleet Foundation.


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To schedule an interview regarding Busting the Myths of Wine with Andrew Spurgin, Gary Parker or a representative from the Fleet Science Center, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at (619) 685-5743 or