New Chester Wine Grocery Specialized in Vegan and Organic Wine to Offer Customers ‘Something Different’
A new deli offering ‘fantastic quality wine that won’t break the bank’ is set to open at Chester Market this summer.
Vinological is the brainchild of Simon Parkinson, who started his career at Chester’s Corks Out almost ten years ago, and has always had a passion and interest in different types of wine.
He hopes his new business will be a place where customers can taste âfantastic quality wineâ that doesn’t break the bank, and where they can enjoy perfectly matched snacks like cold cuts and cheese.
The 31-year-old chose the market to start his new business because he was very impressed with the changes that have taken place since transforming into a diverse dining destination two years ago.
âI chose the market because I was so excited about the changes that have taken place over the past two years,â Simon told CheshireLive.
âIt became a cultural and gastronomic hub and I really wanted to be part of it so I approached the market team with my business plan and they said yes!
âThe transformation of the market is of paramount importance to Chester and its food scene,â added Simon. “This is a huge credit to the team and the other traders who took a chance on the market and started their business.”
And being in the market gives Simon the chance to do things a little differently and offer traditional wine merchants something different.
âVegan and organic wine will be at the forefront of our range, wine from lesser-known countries such as Eastern Europe and Asia will also feature,â he explained.
âI will be working with small artisan wine producers, winemakers whose passion for making interesting wines means that they often produce wines that are outside the ‘norm’.
“There will also be a relaxed lounge area and bar to sit in the store, and a wine list by the glass, as well as the ability to open any bottle from the shelves.”
Regular tastings will be held from the store, as well as collaborative events with other businesses in Chester. Simon hopes to open in August and will be at Chester Market every Friday night for Foodie Friday, when the market will stay open until 9pm.
There will be a Vinological pop-up bar in the market until Simon’s official opening.