WHEELING - Great food, great wine and great art come together to provide an entertaining evening at the historic Stifel Mansion as Oglebay Institute continues its Art of Wine series.
Five French wines will be paired with a spectacular five-course meal prepared by Chef Charlie Schlegel of Ye Olde Alpha. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center on National Road in Wheeling.
Holly Yeager, a wine consultant from Mountain State Beverage, will share facts and lead the tasting of five vintages. Selections for the evening include: 2009 Anton Bauer "Gmork" Gruner Veltliner, featuring zesty lime with chalky minerality and a soft floral note that carries a whiff of spring; 2010 Chteau Suau Bordeaux Blanc, which reveals complex aromas of honeysuckle, citrus and pineapple; Domaine Brusset "Ventoux," a supple and harmonious wine with a flavor of small berry fruits; Castelmaure Clos des Vents Corbires, an authentic French country wine with brambly berry, cherry and raspberry and black pepper; Domaine Rondeau Sparkling Rose, a strawberry colored wine that is yummy with chocolate-based desserts.
In addition to great wine and great food, guests at the April 13 event have an opportunity to browse the "Crosscurrents" exhibit currently on display at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features 120 pieces in a variety of media from 62 of the region's top artists.
Oglebay Institute's wine series is proudly sponsored by H.E. Neumann Co. Each program has a different theme. Guests always have an opportunity to purchase their favorite vintages and browse the art exhibition on display in the Hart Galleries. The next wine event takes place June 1.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Stifel Center at 304-242-7700. Payment is required at time of reservation. The Stifel Center is located at 1330 National Road, Wheeling and welcomes the public daily to art, dance and fitness classes, craft activities and ongoing art exhibitions.
These programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.