The Newest Addition to Your Home Bar: Blue Wine

posted: 07/14/16
by: Blythe Copeland

Get ready to give the current collection of reds and whites on your well-stocked wine rack a slightly patriotic makeover with new wine in an unusual color: Blue. The Spanish company blends red and white grapes from vineyards in France and Spain to make the sweet wine. According to its website, the blue color comes from the addition of organic indigo and anthocyanin pigments found in the skin of the grapes.

The creators write that they chose the vibrant hue after studying up on the difference between red oceans -- areas where sharks have eaten so many fish that the water looks red -- and blue oceans, "where there is no competition and fish swim unharassed."

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The psychology of color played a part, too: "In psychology, blue represents movement, innovation, and infinity. It's also a color frequently associated with flow and change."

Oenophiles will have to wait a little longer to taste it for themselves -- right now, the site ships only to the UK -- but once the wine hits shelves in America, you won't be able to miss it.