Nancy Tisch, owner of Bet the Farm Winery, guides Light in Winter Festival audiences through an educational wine tasting. Utilizing her background in oenology and biology, and paired with temping tastes created by Cornell's own Taverna Banfi, Tisch presents a multi-sensory approach to the tasting and appreciation of wine.
Tisch is the owner and winemaker at Bet the Farm in Aurora, N.Y. She has worked as a medical laboratory technologist, professor of ecology and mathematics, innkeeper, and more. A native of Rhode Island, Tisch has resided in Ithaca since 1998.
The event was held on January 24, 2009 in Statler Hall and was part of the annual Light in Winter Festival of Science and the Arts, which some 6,000 people attended. Cornell has been one of its sponsors since the festival began six years ago.