May 11, 2016
Blue wine: the latest addition to the wine color spectrum
The wine world is full of choices – red or white, sparkling or still, refreshing rosé or spritzy vinho verde. Well now there’s one more: blue vino.
GiK, Spain’s first blue wine, was developed by a group of six entrepreneurs in El Bierzo, Spain. The winemakers have never before actually made wine–not until now. Instead, they’ve spent the last two years conducting research in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and Azti Tecnalia, the food research department of the Basque Government. The wine’s base is created with both red and white grapes, then anthocyanin and indigo are added, along with sweeteners.
The goal with GiK was to create a wine that suited the tastes of creative and daring individuals, rather than elitists or connoisseurs. “We wanted to create a sweet and drinkable product, in tune with the changing world where maybe the wine industry needs a little revolution,” a spokesman told Olive Press.
Indeed, blue wine is quite revolutionary. And what better color than blue: the color of warmth, mystery, intrigue. The website describes the color blue as representing “movement, innovation, fluidity, change and infinity.”
We can’t wait to try it. If you happen to be in Spain, you can purchase a bottle for about ten euros.