We’ve had red wine, white wine and even a nice rosé before. And now, the world’s being introduced to a new kind of wine: blue wine. We’re talking wine that may be even more blue than Kool-Aid; it’s as if you’re drinking the essence of all blue things around the world in one glass.
The striking hue’s made from red and green grapes alike, a special pigment on the skin from red grapes and indigotin (a blue dye extracted from plants).
But there’s more to this blue wine than meets the eye. Aside from being jaw-droppingly beautiful, it’s made with non-caloric sweeteners to be a sweeter wine and has 11.5 per cent alcohol by volume.
The Spain-based company called Gïk has already begun selling blue wine all over the world (they sold 70,000 bottles just in the last year). The U.K. was also added to the list recently of the many countries with access to the wine, and GIK will be expanding to the U.S. in the next year. We swear, if this isn’t in Canada soon, we’re going to the states to get some–Trump or no Trump.
Recommended to be ingested alongside sushi, guacamole, nachos, smoked salmon or pasta carbonara. Basically, everything you’d never usually have with wine.
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It’s too pretty to drink, yet too interesting to not drink.
“Drinking Gïk is not just about drinking blue wine; you are drinking innovation. You are drinking creation. You are breaking the rules and creating your own ones. You are reinventing traditions,” wrote Gïk’s co-founders in a news release. Who knew innovation would be so clear and blue?
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