Cookie, the award-winning eatery in Glasgow’s southside, has introduced an off-sales wine list that seeks to offer customers a distinctive selection of reasonably priced wines not readily available elsewhere in the southside – or indeed the UK.
Cookie co-owner, Domenico Del Priore, said, “The southside has long been lacking a decent alternative to Oddbins – until now.
“With customer feedback revealing a growing demand south of the Clyde for an off-sales offering a different range of quality wines than that available elsewhere, we decided to introduce a range of Old World wines, the vast majority of which are priced at less than £10, to cater for that demand.”
Cookie is the sole importer in the UK for many of the wines on its list.
Mr Del Priore said, “Each wine has a story behind it and we are offering customers an opportunity to taste the wines prior to purchase and help guide them in their choice. For example, our Gruner Veltliner, a lemon melon with a mineral touch on the tongue, is ideal as a summer wine. And as many of our wines are only available at Cookie, they make for a perfect dinner party gift!”
Cookie’s off-sales wine list ranges from a GPG Garganega/Pinot Grigio from Italy at £6.40 to a Prazo di Roriz from Portugal at £11.60, all sourced from small-scale producers and each distinctive to its region – and it is offering a discount on wine bought by the case.
Meanwhile the restaurant’s own popular house red – a Sangiovese produced by a friend, Alessandro, from Giove in Umbria – will soon be available under the Cookie brand at selected outlets throughout Scotland.
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
Issued on behalf of Cookie by Liquorice Media tel 0141 561 4018 www.liquorice-media.com
Date 8 June 2010
Notes to Editors
Cookie Off-Sales Wine List
- GPG Garganega/Pinot Grigio Italy, blend of the Soave grape (Garganega) with Pinot Grigio £6.40
- Pasquiers Sauvignon/Vermentino South of France VDP d’Oc Sauvignon with some Vermentino in the mix £7.40
- Nuviana Chardonnay Spain, Unoaked Chardonnay from the foothills of the Pyrenees £7.60
- St Roch Grenache Blanc South of France, in-vogue dry white from the Grenache (Blanc) grape £7.90
- Le Charme Sauvignon South of France, a standout aromatic white – not unlike Kiwi Sauvignon £8.10
- Domaine Salliès Viognier, South of France, apricot-scented Viognier from Narbonne £8.50
- Le Vin de Levin Blanc France, Loire, organic Sauv blend from Glaswegian David Levin £8.50
- Moçen Verdejo/Viura, Rueda Spain, aromatic blend from Spain’s premier white region – Rueda £9.80
- Domaine Petit Roube Marsanne, South of France, organic rendition of the Rhone Marsanne grape £10.50
- Prosecco Le Dolci Colline, Italy, the Venetian fizz! £9.80
- Marie Stewart, our house Champagne £25
- Bellefontaine Cabernet Sauvignon, South of France, a claret lover’s delight £7.00
- Pasquiers Shiraz/Viognier, South of France,10% Viognier in the mix lifts the Shiraz fruit £7.50
- Nuviana Tempranillo/Cab Sauvignon, Spain Huesca red, Rioja meets Bordeaux £7.90
- Domaine Salliès Marselan, South of France, unique Narbonne red from the Marselan grape £8.00
- L’Arisocrate Shiraz/Viognier, South of France, northern Rhône style red £8.50
- Luzon Verde organic, Spain, 100% Monastrell from Jumilla £10.50
- Prazo di Roriz, Portugal, Tinta Roriz mix from the Symington family £11.60