Beer Tasting at OI: Art and Ale 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 $30/$25.50 OI Members. Register online or call 304-242-7700. Oglebay Institute’s beer tasting events are must-attend social gatherings for craft beer enthusiasts in the Wheeling area. Discover new breweries. Try a variety of beer styles. Enjoy a buffet of foods that complements the featured beverages. Learn about the increasingly popular – and creative– craft beer industry. Events take place at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, a grand 100-year-old mansion that was once home to one of Wheeling’s most prominent families. More than just a beer tasting. . . During the events, you can also view the art exhibit on display in the gallery and explore the elegant mansion. You can purchase your favorite brews to take home, too. Most of all, unwind and have fun. Although events begin at 6:30 p.m., you can arrive early to meet the friendly staff. At some events, guided tours of the art exhibit are offered at 6 p.m. Explore one of Wheeling’s grand, historic properties and view interesting and thought-provoking art at OI’s popular beer tasting events.
Wine Events at OI: Art of Wine: 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017. $33/$28 OI members. Register online or call 304-242-7700. Oglebay Institute hosts some of Wheeling’s most popular wine events. The Art of Wine series features wine and food pairings in the elegant, yet intimate, splendor of one of Wheeling’s grand properties. The 100-year-old Edemar Mansion (now known as the Stifel Fine Arts Center) is the former home of one of Wheeling’s most prominent families and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than the just wine… During wine events, you will enjoy four to six wines and heavy hors d’ oeuvres. And learn tips on selecting and serving wines. You can also view the art on display in the gallery. As you explore the historic mansion, you will marvel at the stained glass windows, grand central staircase, marble floors and the majestic fireplace in the formal living room. During warm weather, stroll through the gardens. You can purchase your favorite vintages, too. Most of all, unwind and have fun. Although events begin at 6:30 p.m., you can arrive early to meet the friendly staff. And, at some events, guided tours of the art exhibit are offered at 6 p.m. Oglebay Institute wine events are great places to discover new wines and meet other wine lovers, too. These popular events are also perfect for date nights and evenings out with friends.