About Bacchanalian Society
The Bacchanalian Society was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2002 by Todd Fisher, Kevin Ghassomian and Ashley Hess, three late-twenty-something friends who were new to town and eager to expand their social and professional networks. Using an innovative model of wine tasting, their small circle of friends soon grew and their gatherings quickly became standing-room-only events. In time, the three friends brought conviction to the revelry by using their growing numbers to help charities organize and conduct their own wine tastings. Today, the Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati continues to be a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that is led by a dedicated team of officers and a passionate group of hosts.
The Bacchanalian Society, appropriately named after the Roman god of wine - Bacchus, integrates social and professional networking with philanthropy. The wine tastings attract a diverse mix of inquisitive, young professionals – wine novices and wine experts alike – to join on common ground for the benefit of charity. Everyone is welcome, as long as you’re over 21, but wine snobs should check their attitudes at the door.