GLASGOW eatery and deli Cookie has launched an own-label red wine.
The 13.5% ABV table wine is produced for Cookie by Italian wine producer Alessandro Paciaccioni, who runs the family-owned Sandonna winery in the Umbria region of Italy.
The wine, which is made from Merlot and Sangiovese grapes, is stocked at the Cookie shop as well as local off-trade retailers, priced £7.99 a bottle.
Cookie co-founder Domenico Del Priore said the wine can’t be found anywhere else in the UK.
“Alessandro is renowned in Umbria for the exceptional quality of his wine,” he said.
“Cookie is his biggest client and, together, we developed our house wine for Scotland.
“Having initially sold it exclusively in the restaurant, in response to customer demand we have now finally bottled it for distribution. We think we have managed to bring a great farm wine and put it in a bottle while retaining its original flavour.
“Our aim has been to bring to Scotland an exceptional red wine at a contained cost; a wine that is drinkable and that people immediately respond to; a wine which makes us all think of being on holiday in the beautiful landscape of an Italian hill-top town.
“This is great Vino Rosso, full of fruit and youth with three months in French oak barrels to smooth the edges.”
Cookie has also introduced Italian black truffles and olive oil, both of which can also be bought for consumption off the premises.