Exploring the weird, wonderful world of wine is great, until you wake up one day on your yacht blathering on about notes of butter squash and a resolution that’s a touch oaky. Swish this around for size: TPAC’s debut series of educational wine, spirits and beer tastings promises a low-key knowledge-drop on the finer points of boozing it up, all in the kind of kicked-back environment that takes all the pressure off the protocol. First up is The Art of Jack Daniel’s, a tasting guided by Daniel’s own great-grandniece, taste tester and cookbook author Lynne Tolley, that’ll leave you with the ability to distinguish between Jack Daniel’s three signature whiskeys, plus the sophisticated party skill of being able to discern your whiskey from your bourbon. Think of this as a laidback happy hour, and don’t dress up. Tickets are $25, and proceeds benefit TPAC Education.