Scottish Wine Fights Back!

Food & Drink

After media claims that Scottish wine is undrinkable appeared on both sides of the Atlantic, with everyone from the Telegraph to Business Insider jumping in, Scottish wine producer, Cairn O’Mohr fights back. Ron Gillies who opened his winery in 1987 and creates award winning wines, replied to, “it took England a long long time to overcome their critics, to come out and produce something you’ve never made before, from grapes grown in a landscape not natural to them is a risky business. We have been producing our wine from berries, leaves and flowers that grow naturally in Scotland since 1987 and it must be well drinkable because people are drinking hundreds of thousand of bottles of it every year. Our wines are very tasty.”

Saying that Scottish wine is undrinkable is a disservice to the wine industry in Scotland.

Cairn O’Mohr, who make wine from a wide range of fruit more indigenous to Scotland, have won many Great Taste Gold awards since 2009. Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark and ‘Oscars’ for the food and drink world.

Ron’s established company stocks a number of supermarkets and also features in farmers markers throughout Scotland. Cairn O’Mhor wine is available at Gleneagles and will also feature in a UK wide cookery show featuring celebrity chef, Paul Hollywood, best known as a judge on the BBC’s ‘The Great British Bake Off’. Who contrary to critics found Scottish wine very drinkable!

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