When six young enterpreneurs in their ‘20s invented world’s first bue wine, they didn’t expect such a turbulent interest in their product. We’re talking about Gik – a bright blue wine from Bierzo in northwest Spain made with red and white grapes. World’s first blue wine took two years to develop in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and Azti Tecnalia, the food research department of the Basque Government.
A base wine is created from red and white grapes, then anthocyanin and indigo pigments are added to turn it blue and the wine is softened with sweeteners. Its makers recommend serving the 11.5% abv Gik chilled. Food pairing suggestions include sushi, nachos with guacamole, Tzatziki sauce, pasta carbonara and smoked salmon.
It is now being produced and bottled in various wineries across Spain, and can now be purchased online at www.bluewine.uk