Che Bello - Creating Everyday Magic!
With hot weather here and opportunities to gather with friends continue to grow, we wanted to share some fun and flirty ways to enjoy lower alcohol bevies with our bubbles, Che Bello NV
From sodas to seltzers to hard lemonade, we drink bubbles ALL THE TIME. Those tiny little pockets of air that breathe life & fun into every sip. So, if bubbles are such a normal part of everyday life, then why are we saving the sparkling wine for special occasions?
Fresh, fruity, lively - Che Bello is ready for your everyday adventures! Next time you’re snuggled on the couch for a rom-com with a bag of your favourite chips, ditch the cola and pour yourself some bubbly instead. Heading out for brunch at a friend’s house? … insert Che Bello here. Bringing along a bottle of sparkling makes such a statement host gift and creates a fun food pairing opportunity! Sparkling wines are a simple way to add some everyday magic to the ordinary - and their versatility and food pairing potential is endless.
When it comes to pairing foods with sparkling wine - Che Bello especially - there’s no need to look for anything fancy. Keep it simple! One of the goals of food and wine pairing is to enhance the flavours, textures or complexities of one or the other and the vibrant spritz of Che Bello always rises to the challenge. Fried foods and sparkling always go hand in hand - the bright bubbles and acidity cut the richness of fried and crispy coatings creating a wonderful balance. Think crispy cauliflower tacos with avocado, lime crema. Crispy, fried, rich and creamy - all a match made in heaven for the brightness of Che Belll. Serve with a fresh mango salad to enhance the citrus and stone fruit character of the wine.
I’d you’re in the mood to grill, why not try it with grilled curry chicken kebabs with a side of rice and daikon radish salad. Curry spice loves a bit of sweetness and the cornucopia of tropical fruits and peach syrup tones of Che Bello is a delightful contrast for the warm spices.
Che Bello’s versatility works in other magical ways, too. Just like your favourite soda, these bubbles can mix and mingle with other delicious delights to concoct some divine cocktails worthy of any summer get together. We’ve mixed up a couple show stopping cocktails starring Che Bello that are perfect for your next poolside BBQ or favourite al fresco finger foods.
The Niagara Hugo
3 oz Che Bello
1 oz Peach Cider
0.5 oz Elderflower tonic water
Build in a wine glass with ice, stir and garnish with fresh sliced Niagara peaches and a sprig of mint
Pair with heirloom tomato galette with goat cheese and spiced honey, fresh garden greens
1/4 oz Malivoire Riesling or Gewürztraminer Ice Wine
4 oz Che Bello
Build in a sparkling flute and garnish with
Optional - frozen berries or fruit
Pair with charcuterie and cheese platter with fresh Niagara fruit, prosciutto wrapped melon, fried olives and a summer night on the deck
The Benchlands 75
1/4 tsp Cherry Lane tart cherry concentrate
1 oz Dillon’s Rose Gin
0.5 oz lemon juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
3 oz Che Bello
Add all ingredients except wine into cocktail shaker with ice, shake and strain into sparkling flute, top with Che Bello and garnish with a lemon twist -or- fresh cherry
Pair with good poolside conversation and your favourite lightly salted chips.
No matter how you choose to enjoy it, Che Bello is the little bit of everyday magic you might just be looking for this summer! Salute! 🥂