by Paullette Gaudet

Blue Wine_blogThere is a certain existential dread attached to the notion of perfection: how useless indeed would one’s multitude of snide opinions and unrealistic suggestions be, if they dangled over the yawning mouth of nirvana?? Well, never fear: a group of six entrepreneurial Spaniards looked at the perfection of the entire history of wine—specifically its shameful offering of only “red” or “white” as colors—and created Gik, a wine that is blue. Hailing from Spain’s Basque region, this chilled sweet wine owes its neon blue hue to the organic pigments of anthocyanin (from grape skin) and indigo (from the Isatis tictoria plant), and owes its flavor to a variety of red and white grapes grown in Spain. Blue wine is not just a color, or a taste; it’s a movement, wherein the rules of traditional winemaking are eschewed in favor of a radically democratized ethos of the “anti-technical.” Marketed to Millennials, vino azul has hit American shores with a vengeance this summer, so why not try a glass? Like blue jeans, blue wine goes with everything…