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Who could forget the neon blue wine that was released by Gïk halfway across the globe last year? Well just in case you have, drink in this glorious sight:

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It’s made just like any other wine, with the addition of a plant-based natural dye to give the drink its bright blue hue. Absolutely gorgeous, right? So would you believe us if we told you that some people want it out of the picture completely?

Currently, the company’s facing a big fine for branding the product as pure wine… just because it’s blue. According to the European Union, anything that isn’t included in the law is a crime. So although Gïk’s drink is safe for human consumption, wine that’s been dyed blue isn’t legal.

“None of us really liked normal wine, which comes with too many norms, such as whether you can take it with ice or not,” Gïk’s co-founder Taig Mac Carthy said. “So our goal was clearly to offer something to people looking for a wine that was a bit more fun and crazy. The trouble is that we are trying to revolutionize an industry that has worked for centuries without making any change — and they control the rules of the game.”

Worried that you’ll never get your hands on a bottle of blue wine again? Fear not! In an effort to rebuild itself on the market as legal booze, Gïk changed the recipe of their product by adding one per cent grape must to the mixture so it isn’t considered a ‘pure wine.’

But in our opinions, blue wine should be celebrated for making such a massive impression on the wine industry, not punished. Let’s toast to that.