Cooks&Co launches full-flavour duty free cooking wine

  • Unique process used to create new <1.2% abv cooking wine without compromising on taste
  • Available to order now in 3L white and red bag in box variants
  • Look out for our free recipe information cards

Fine food specialist Cooks&Co is launching the full-flavour, duty free cooking wines into foodservice. The launches come hot on the heals of new legislation imposing duty on any alcoholic drinks with an ABV greater than 1.2%, which was introduced at the start of 2018.

Available to order from brand owner RH Amar now – and already being listed in wholesale nationwide, including in Booker – the partially de-alcoholised offerings are made by cooking red and white wines using a unique process of low temperature heating and vacuum distillation that reduces the alcoholic content without compromising the taste.

The result is two high quality and reduced alcohol cooking wines with ABVs of around 0.8%. White wine or red wine is then added to increase the alcoholic content to just under 1.2%, along with salt and natural flavouring compounds, whilst a gentle preservative is then introduced to give the resulting cooking wines a shelf-life of two years, and to ensure that no further yeast or bacterial fermentation can take place.

“We have worked closely with our supplier to create a unique process that really is the holy grail when it come to producing duty free cooking wines that meet the new tax thresholds, whilst not compromising on taste in any way,” explains Cooks&Co brand manager Anne-Marie Cannon.

To celebrate, Cooks&Co has produced a four-page booklet containing information about the two new offerings and recipe inspiration.