Here's Why Everyone Is Freaking Out Over Blue Wine
Now you can drink red, white and blue.
Summer usually looks best with rosé colored glasses, but one Spanish company want to shift that vision.
Meet Gik, the world's first blue wine.
The eclectic creators aren't sommeliers, but they have worked with University researchers and vineyards throughout Spain for two years to develop the electric blue vino. Currently it's only sold in UK and Spain, but the company hopes to expand into U.S sales as well. According to its website, the flavor is light, sweet and packs an 11.5 percent alcohol by volume rating.
A 750ml costs 10 euros, or about $11 USD. If the price point alone wasn't exciting enough, the wine's suggested pairings include sushi, nachos with guacamole, pasta carbonara and smoked salmon (!!!) The color comes from a combination of white and red grapes from Spain's Basque region, Gik hence the name. Extracted from grape skins, anthocyanin gives it the rich blue hue.
Co-founder Aritz Lopez told Eater that Spain's wine industry was lacking creativity. He continues, "We were raised in a country with a strong wine culture, but wine has always been a beverage put on a pedestal. So we thought about how it would be to have real people making wine for real people, not a wine made by experts to pseudo-connoisseurs."
That leaves just two more questions: Does it actually taste good? And why is there a dog human on the label?
Here's hoping we'll find out soon!