Forget red or white, now blue wine is a thing


Good news for any wine-drinkers who are getting bored of the eternal choice of red or white (and can’t be bothered with rosé): there’s a new wine in town.

A Spanish startup, Gik, has just unveiled the first ever blue wine. Yep, you read that correctly. Blue wine.

They’re hoping it will be the next big thing among alcohol-loving millennials who want their drinks to be Instagrammable, not just tasty.

Gik created their wine with the help of the University of the Basque Country and Azti Tecnecalia (a food research team). they make it by using both red and white grapes sourced from vineyards spread around Spain.

And that blue colour? It’s down to anthocyanin, a pigment extracted from grape skin.

There’s also some indigo dye thrown in to ramp things up a bit.

On their website, the people behind Gik explain that they chose blue as the colour represents ‘fluidity and change’, as well as ‘movement, innovation, and infinity.’

Sounds perfect for a night at home watching Netflix, then.

Gik wine will be available in the UK, France, the Netherlands, and Germany in the coming months, with each bottle costing £8.


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