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Bobbie Burns - Rutherglen's Greatest Export

23 February 2018

Vinyards of Rutherglen

A close friend was very impressed that they made such a fine wine as the Bobbie Burns Shiraz in that quaint suburb of Glasgow, Rutherglen. She had always thought that Andy Cameron was its most famous son. In all the times she had passed through the town she had never noticed the vineyards.

It took some time persuading her that it came from the Rutherglen in Australia where John Campbell - who had set out to dig gold - found greater rewards digging and planting vines.

I’m sure it would have made him very proud to know that his family still run the business producing a range of great wines, particularly the Shiraz that made Bobbie Burns famous. The Bobbie Burns is proving to be one of our most popular wines, gathering a significant fan base since we first tasted it at It’s Wine Time’s launch. It’s a full bodied wine with a great smooth mouth filling taste of plums, beautifully structured with layers of fine tannin leading to a long satisfying finish. It is just wonderful.

You are unlikely to find it on Rutherglen High Street but you will find it at https://www.itswinetime.co.uk/wine/REDP002


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