Blue Wine Is Officially a Thing (Thanks, Spain!)
Coming soon to a liquor store near you
Red, white, rosé--when it comes to wine, it’s safe to say you’ve tried them all. Or have you? Word outta Spain is that there’s a new wine on the market and, FYI, it’s blue.
Yep, Gik is the company behind the new--and predominantly sweet-tasting--blend. It’s made from a combination of red and white grapes sourced from vineyards near León, located about three hours north of Madrid. As for the blue hue, that actually comes from anthocyanin, a pigment found in grape skin. (The plant dye indigo and a non-caloric sweetener are also added.)
Right now, the wine is only for sale in Spain, but it’s scheduled to hit Europe this summer, followed soon by the U.S. That means that at this time next year, you could be pouring red, white and blue wine for the fourth of July.
Just think of the Instagrams.