We jumped out of our chairs this morning when we saw the hashtag #BlueWine trending in our social feeds. But what the heck is blue wine we hear you say?
We felt the exact same when we first heard about it. One of our Root7 employees even said there was too much of a resemblance to those terrible blueberry alcopops that we drank when we were the cool kids on the block in the early 2000’s *CRINGE*. We are hoping it’s not as bad as that.
Thanks to Gik, a Spanish start-up company, your wine drinking career may about to be revolutionised!
How do they make the wine blue?
Gik collaborated with the University of the Basque Country and Azti Tecnecalia, a food research team to bring this revolutionary wine into existence. This strange blue wine consists of both red and white grapes sourced from various vineyards across Spain.
The blue colour comes from a combination of anthocyanin (a pigment found in grape skin) and indigo dye. Gik explained on their website that they chose the colour blue because it represents “movement, innovation and infinity.” Even more exciting, is that the wine will be on its way to the UK soon and will cost approximately £8 a bottle (not bad!).
We have also heard that this interesting new blue wine can be paired with sushi, nachos with guacamole, pasta carbonara, and smoked salmon, in addition to music by James Blake, Alt J and Minus the Bear. That sounds far too close to perfection for our liking!
Drinking differently is what we stand for and we can’t wait to get our hands on a bottle of Gik blue wine. Even better, we can’t wait to see what the world makes of this new wine.