If you feel like switching back and forth between a casual glass of cabernet or a chilled sauvignon blanc has become blasé, then you should take solace in the fact that legitimate wine doesn't have to be red, white or even pink. In fact, it can take on an electric shade of blue, as evidenced by the bold experiments of the Spanish company, Gik. The winemakers first hit the scene with the dazzling beverage last year, announcing plans to distribute its off-kilter product within Europe. But after regulatory issues hampered the company's penetration of United States markets, Eater reports that Gik is finally bringing its blue wine to America. Get ready to imbibe.
The wine is made using red and white grapes from vineyards in La Rioja, Zaragoza, León, and Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. It's the product of two years of tinkering, using the fruit juice from both red and white grapes, which is mixed with organic pigments of indigo and anthocyanin, the latter of which comes from grape skins. The result is an innovate beverage that more closely mirrors a magic potion than something you'd find in your local supermarket.