Seldom does the use of an adverb matter more than at a Bacchanalian Society of Nashville event, where smelling "good" and smelling "well" are entirely different matters altogether.
A BSN event goes like this:
A team of up to three people brings three bottles of the same wine from a designated category. Two of the team's bottles are opened, numbered, covered and set out to taste, while the third bottle goes into the kitty for the evening's winner. Throughout the evening, guests sniff, sip and swill a wide variety of varietals, and conclude by voting for their favorite. The team that brings the highest-scoring wine takes home the spoils.
TPAC will host just such an event on Jan. 22, when participants are invited to bring an Australian red. The $10 admission fee ($15 at the door) benefits TPAC's Marquee Club. The event is restricted to guests 21 and up, and IDs will be checked at the door. Register online at bacchsociety.com. The informal event kicks off at 7 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Hall lobby.