Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Wine and Beer Tasting
This Annual Event features fine wine, brews, and hors d’oeuvres from St. Louis’s finest restaurants and distributors.
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents its annual Wine & Beer Tasting on Friday, February 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center in Webster Groves. The best and brightest of St. Louis’s young professional set will gather in the Opera Center’s unique rehearsal halls to enjoy exquisite wines, extraordinary brews, an impressive array of hors d’oeuvres, and an enticing silent auction.
Proceeds from the Wine & Beer Tasting benefit Opera Theatre’s professional training programs for emerging artists, which provide special performance opportunities, master classes, and coaching sessions for the most promising young singers in the country, as well as an intensive technical apprentice program for students interested in scenic design, lighting, costume design, or props.
The evening will feature fine wines from Big Sky Cafe, Calistoga Cellars/Missouri Beverage Co., Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, Onesto & V. Catering and Events, Robust Wine Bar, Niche, and St. Louis Wine Market & Tasting Room. Grey Eagle Distributors will provide tasty brews and The Saint Louis Originals (Hospitality Sponsor) will present hors d’oeuvres from Companion, Eleven Eleven Mississippi, LoRusso’s Cucina, Ricardo’s Italian Café, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, and SqWires. Guests will also enjoy samples from Kaldi’s Coffee and treats from Kakao Chocolate.
Guests will have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items, including rare vintages, wine and beer-related gifts, and fine dining packages from select St. Louis restaurants and more. Anyone may take home a prize, thanks to the grab bag offering a chance to select a wrapped bottle of wine for $20. Several lucky guests will be surprised with a bottle worth $100.
Tickets start at $75 per person. Patrons who purchase tickets at the $1,000 level and above will receive 4 tickets and will have access to a special “Reserve Room,” open before and after the event, featuring select Caymus wines provided by Major Brands, Stella Artois beer from Grey Eagle Distributors, and food by Mad Tomato and Onesto.
The evening is co-chaired by Gina and Lee Hoagland and Pam and Jim Krekeler. For information and event tickets, please call (314) 963-4223, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance reservations are required.
Special thanks to presenting sponsors Ameren and Edward Jones and additional sponsors Anheuser- Busch; Grey Eagle Distributors; Armstrong Teasdale LLP; Enterprise Bank & Trust; Graybar; Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.; Repco Graphics; Collaborative Strategies, Inc.; First Bank; Huntleigh McGehee; Pam and Jim Krekeler; Major Brands; Tracy and Nate Moore; Mary Ann and Andy Srenco; UMB Bank; David Obedin and Clare Davis; Veronica and Randy McDonnell; Dorte and Jim Probstein; Heidi and Win Reed; Marsha and Bill Rusnack; Richelle and Michael Weisbrod; media sponsors Sauce Magazine and St. Louis Magazine, and TOKY Branding + Design.