Bacchus would be proud. The Bacchanalian Society, named after the aforesaid Roman deity of wine and merriment, offers the perfect excuse for those of age to go out, network, socialize and drink — drink well — for a philanthropic cause, so there’s no need to feel guilty the next day. The Bacchanalian Society organizes only four tastings a year, each one merging a different location, charity and wine varietal to create a swanky social experience. Established in 2002 by three twenty-something friends new to the ‘Nati, the Bacchanalian Society’s tastings were initially utilized as a social and professional networking tool for the founders themselves. Today, the events draw in a pretty sundry crowd, from young professionals to wine experts to plain old curious Cincinnatians. And we know how booze magically makes schmoozing with strangers a bit easier. The wine varietal this time around is French Red, and proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Museum Center. 7-10 p.m. July 16. Suggested donation is $10 per person in advance or $15 at door. Union Terminal.
Get reservations, rules and details about the event here.