HAS THE BARTENDER BEEN HITTING THE BOTTLE? OR IS THAT REALLY WINE IN MY GLASS? YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF ASKING THIS QUESTION IF YOU’RE SERVED A WINE CALLED “GIK”. THIS TRENDY DRINK IS BRIGHT BLUE. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS NEW DRINK? WE TOOK A CLOSER LOOK FOR OURSELVES.
This is a wine unlike any other. Why? Because this wine looks nothing like wine at all. Instead, it looks more like futuristic grape juice. And that is exactly what makes this wine so special. The coloring has a magnificent effect in glassware, and, as we are all aware, our eyes can have a voracious appetite. So why not change things up a bit! Instead of the classic red wine, pour out something extraordinarily blue. At 11.5% ABV, it definitely has a lot to offer.
The coloring actually comes from the natural dyes of the grape, which result from a special pigmentation process. Consequently, the blue wine “Gik” contains no artificial coloring, despite what one might think. The pigmentation process was developed by the mid-twentieth century manufacturer in cooperation with the University of Baskenland.
The brand “Gik” is already making a splash with its unusual blue wine. But how does the new “in” drink actually taste? Have a go at it, but carefully, or you may end up as drunk as the whine is blue.