The one bad thing about annual events is that they only happen once a year. But this Wednesday, BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival solves that by throwing a party to launch the start of ticket sales — kind of like the festival’s half birthday. The party is a great way to get a taste of the types of dishes that will be here come March. Ashley Zink, director of communications for the festival, says, “It’s also a great chance for us to host events at venues that we can’t typically use during the festival since the weather is cooler.” This year’s Ticket Launch Party takes full advantage of the warmer weather and will be held poolside at the swanky Mixson Bath and Racquet Club in North Charleston. Pack your suit, just in case.