The perfect cheese and wine pairing is like the fateful meeting of destined lovers, best celebrated with a tiny mock wedding presided over by a curmudgeonly pepper mill with a heart of gold. Combine edibles the way nature intended with today's deal: for $8, you get a wine tasting and cheese plate (a $17 value) at Bella Vino Wine Merchant & Bar in Springboro.
Voted best wine bar in 2009 by readers of ActiveDayton, the locally owned-and-operated Bella Vino serves a hand-picked selection of wines from around the world. With a "make it a flight" wine tasting, you get three large tastings of your choice from the bar's weekly wine list (a $10 value) without the trouble of clambering onto the saddle of a winged, grape-harvesting wyvern. This ever-changing compendium of vino is comprised of red, white, sparkling, and blush wines, with options as far-flung as an earthy, Chilean cabernet sauvignon and as local as a refreshing pinot gris harvested from the fell, watery depths of Lake Erie. Along with your wine flight, you'll get a gourmet cheese plate that will pay homage to your wine's ardent flavors. The cheese and cracker plate (a $6.99 value) includes gourmet cheeses, savory meats, crackers, and bruschetta sauce.
The Bella Vino bar provides a laid-back and elegant environment, with warm-hued walls covered in bright artwork and filled with comfortable furnishings. The bar section of this convivial vivandery is ideal for gathering with good friends for conversation about terrible friends. Doubling as a wine shop, the spot sells more than 1,000 wines by the bottle, as well as a unique selection of hard-to-find craft and imported beers. The experienced staff leads daily wine tastings and is happy to help patrons select an ideal wine for special occasions such as housewarming parties and Designing Women marathons.
- Approaching its three-year anniversary this fall, Bella Vino, a wine bar, offers a comfortable and cozy atmosphere for customers to enjoy their company along with an array of wines from around the world. – Alex Stuckey, Dayton Daily News
495 N Main St.
Springboro, Ohio 45066Get Directions