A Spanish company has produced a wine which combines white and red grapes with organic flavours and pigments to create a sweet, electric blue wine which has caused a stir among the country’s traditional wine industry.
The GIK website, https://gik.blue/en/ says:
“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. #GikLive”
GIK was created by a team of chemical engineers from the University of the Basque Countrywho spent two years helping the winemakers “merge nature and technology” to create a blue wine.
Anthocyanin, from the red grape skin, and indigotine, an organic compound used as a reddish-blue food dye are blended to produce the blue liquid to which non-caloric sweeteners are added. The result is a product that is cross between a cocktail and a wine.