A week after hearing of the resurrection of orange wine, a company has announced it'll be launching blue wine to the market.
Now we don't mean Blue Nun, thank you 80s dinner party staple, or a nasty accident with a WKD and a glass of house white. This is almost neon in shade and most purposefully so - cue muffled declarations of blasphemy from the wine buffs among you.
While orange wine is steeped in history; blue wine, in all its hi-vis glory, is a new concoction created by designers, programmers, artists and musicians.
Gik's unusual blue offering, produced from a blend of red and white Spanish grapes, will be priced at under a tenner a bottle and promises to break the usual conventions of what a wine should be.
We're quite adventurous here, so no doubt we'll give it a go. However, we'll be forgoing a recommendation from one of our trendier colleagues to serve it in an empty windowlene bottles, for added 'shock' factor.
A Spanish firm has ignored centuries of tradition by creating a new bright blue wine as an alternative to red, white and rose. The wine, called Gik, a blend of red and white, comes from grapes produced in Spain including from the La Rioja, León, and Castilla-La Mancha regions. Its website explains: '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." The wine is made electric blue using anthocyanin - a pigment found in grape skin - and indigo - a dye extracted from the Isatis tinctoria plant - as well as a non-caloric sweetener.