The food and drink universe is always coming up with new and exciting trends. We’re all used to red, white and rose wine. We even know how to get rid of that red wine stain that always seems to get the best of us sometimes. Now you’ll have figure your way around a blue wine stain thanks to Gik, producers of the worlds first blue wine. Gik don’t believe in the norm. They are all about disruption and transcending boundaries. While they claim not to be connoisseurs, their website says:
“We do not believe in wine tasting rules and we don’t think that anybody should need to study the bible of enology to enjoy a glass of wine. GIK represents the innovative side of life, because that’s how we are. We believe in the creative rebellion, we build new things, break with the past and create our future. We will never have a fixed office; Internet and our mail box have become our real office. We are Gïk and we will change the world,” they add.
The wine which has a vibrant hue of saphire is made from an undisclosed blend of red and white grapes sourced from different Spanish and French vineyards. Gik’s wineries are located mainly in La Rioja, Zaragoza and Courthèzon.
The wine comes in a 750ml bottle and has 11.5% ABV which costs Kshs. 1040 (£7.50). It gets its distinctive hue from two dyes found in grape skin . It carries no added sugar and is produced through a pigmentation process. What does it pair with you ask? Sushi, Nachos, Tzatziki sauce, Pasta Carbonara, Smoked Salmon. In other words, pretty much anything.
Aimed toward the younger generation of wine enthusiasts, how many of us would be willing to put aside conventional wine rules and beliefs and give it a try?