Cookie, the award-winning eatery in Glasgow’s southside, is hosting a cheese and wine tasting evening on Tuesday 21 September featuring guest speaker Dr Pamela Clayton from Glasgow University who will present a brief talk about the state of the European wine market and the issues of marketing small European wine producers.
The special event will also herald the launch of Cookie’s newly bottled house red by Alessandro from the Sandonna farm in Umbria and the reintroduction of its favourite white, Gruner Veltliner, from Mr Schmid of Pillichsdorf in Austria.
Cookie co-owner, Domenico Del Priore, said, “Our focus for our cheese and wine evening will be the wines we directly import ourselves. These come from small producers in Italy, Austria and Romania.
“I have finally found the ideal supplier of Prosecco from Venezia-Gulia province, the home of great Prosecco, a small family production of three hectares, whilst many of our new arrivals will be from Romania, which is the fifth largest wine producer in Europe today but hardly known outside its borders as 95% of its production is drunk domestically.
“Romania’s wine industry is going through a revolution with some fantastic wines beginning to see the light across it borders. We will be offering guests native grape varieties such as Feteasca, Neagra and Regala and the ancient Cramposie from the Prince Stirbey label – as well as a red which recently won a gold medal from the Austrian Wine Association.”
Cookie’s cheese and wine tasting event starts at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 September. Places are priced at £15pp and can be booked at the restaurant on tel 0141 423 1411.
Cookie is based at 72 Nithsdale Road, Pollokshields, Glasgow. For further information about Cookie log on to www.cookiescotland.com
For further information please contact Domenico Del Priore on tel 0141 423 1411
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Date 9th September 2010