25 Jun, 2016 @ 13:01
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Forget Rioja, blue wine is hitting European markets

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BLUE wine is about to hit European markets thanks to six Basque country entrepreneurs.

‘Gik’ has been created in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and Azti Tecnalia, using a blend of red and white grapes predominantly sourced from vineyards in La Rioja, Zaragoza, Leon and Castilla-La Mancha.

It is hued neon blue with anthocyanin – a pigment found in grape skin, and an indigo dye extracted from the Isatis Tinctoria plant.

The 11.5% drink fits into the chilled sweet white category and a 750ml bottle will retail for 10 euros.

It will be available in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands in two months, and is now available to buy online in Spain.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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