It's time to get your competitive grape juices flowing again with the annual Three Blind Vines presented by The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County as a fundraiser for the historic Franklin Theatre. It's one of those blind tasting events where teams of one to three people bring three bottles of wine, each bottle concealed in a paper bag for anonymity. This year, teams will bring one malbec, one sauvignon blanc and a wild-card bottle that is a repeat of one of the other two.
Partygoers will taste blind from the submitted bottles and then vote for a favorite. The teams that submitted the favorite malbec and the favorite sauv blanc will split the mother lode of all the wild-card bottles as grand prize. The event is next Friday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Jamison Hall at the Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road.
The cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door, plus your entrance fee of three bottles per team. With a silent auction, food provided by local Franklin restaurants and a Roaring '20s speakeasy theme, it sounds like a great time at an affordable price. Costumes are encouraged, but not required, so dig out your flapper dresses and your fedoras and have a ball.
The nonprofit Next-Generation Heritage Foundation is a branch of the larger Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, which among other projects is working to preserve the historic Franklin Theatre — and renovate it into a multi-use entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Franklin. The goal is to reopen the theater in the spring of 2011.
For more information on the event and to buy your tickets, visit the Three Blind Vines event website.