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And you, what do you think of the “blue wine”?


We will tell you about the blue wine, how it was born and the characteristics. It is called Gik Live, surprisingly by its color. Recall that 100% is made with grapes coming from different Spanish wineries. And it is presented in the characteristic glass bottles of wine, but now it can not be called wine.

The truth is that this wine, produced by a group of young Basques, has already sold more than 90,000 bottles, through its online store, in 25 countries: Germany or France to the United States or Malaysia, priced at about eight euros per bottle. Despite this, someone took the blue wine to court, asking that it be expressly forbidden to use the name wine.

And, after many inspections where the sales were stopped and the founders had to pay a big fine, the Justice dictates that the Gik can not be considered wine. It turns out that, at the legal level, there is no category within the term wine that can host a product of this color and characteristics.

The young Basques defended themselves that the Gik is 100% grape, and what they intended was to innovate in the sector. Apparently, the news was not welcomed by the purists of the sector, who defend the tradition. From now on, this blue drink must be marketed as 99% wine, 1% must.

To claim their creation, the young people have started a campaign on twitter, in which they defend their rights and so that Gik can be called blue wine again. The hashtag is #FreedomofColor.

With this campaign, in addition, they want to end the formalisms of a sector. According to them somewhat old and dated, that does not allow advance, not allowing them to promote this drink to the younger generation. Although the complaint was made anonymous, the young creators of the Gik states that everything indicates that the wine industry is behind.

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Gïk Live (blue wine)

From Blue Wines to Green ones, is that what innovation it’s about?



While tradition is a feature of great importance wine lovers, so is innovation. That is why day to day the youngest cellars work to develop new recipes and formulas capable of surprising the most expert palates; not only for its delicious taste, but also for its color. A year ago we talked about the birth of Gïk Live, the first blue wine in the world created by young entrepreneurs in the Basque Country, and now it’s time to talk about green wine: a drink that combines the intoxicating effects of alcohol and cannabis.

The real name of this brew is Canna Vine, and it consists of a marijuana distilled wine that is produced in California (United States), the only place in the world where its sale is currently allowed. The consumption of this drink is regulated, limiting its sales exclusively for therapeutic use under medical prescription.

The current fame of green wine is due to celebrities such as singer Melissa Etheridge or TV presenter Chelsea Handler, who have publicly admitted that they consume it habitually since they started to undergo their respective chemotherapy treatments. In fact, this drink is so adapted to their lifestyles that they no longer consider it as another medicine of their treatment but as one more element of their daily diet; Etheridge confessed in an interview that she even serves it for dinner.

It is estimated that in the future it will be freely marketed, where permitted by law, in the rest of the world. However, its high price – between $ 120 and $ 400 per half bottle – represents a restriction for the vast majority of pockets, so it’s considered as an exclusive drink. Even so, the supply of green wine produced in California grows day by day through new specialized wineries that make their way between medicinal growers and those veteran wineries that made the wines of this region famous.

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Gïk Live (blue wine)



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Pasion Blue Chardonnay (blue wine) 2015

It’s Blue Tropic? No, it’s blue wine!


So far, we have seen red, rosé, white, deep red wines… but not blue. Although there’s already swarming some champagne with this colour, nothing to do with what we show today: blue wine is something new, and just came up in Spain. This is the first blue wine in the world. Surprising, right?

This wine is called Gik Live!, and has been invented by young entrepreneurs in the Basque Country. And it is not only different in colour but also in taste, being sweeter than conventional wines. Its development and elaboration are the result of a research process that has been achieved in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) and Azti Tecnalia, the food research department of the Basque Government.

The wine can be customized, since the first batch that has been released, which counted 400 bottles, has been developed in a cellar of El Bierzo. But the following blue wines can come from other grapes and wine makers, so it may be different according to customer demands.

These entrepreneurs have jumped all standards of wine culture because they didn’t wanted to do something traditional, but something they really liked, without the shackles of conventional wines. It is noteworthy that its development is environmentally friendly and is expected to be marketed among young people, thanks to its innovation, taste and colour.

To achieve this colour they perform a technological process of pigmentation of the grapes. It is sold ??online for a reasonable price of 10 Euros per bottle, through their website, gik.blue. The wine’s alcohol content 11.5%, and the goal of its creators is not to compete with designations of origin already existing. Its makers recommend to serve and drink it cold, since it is quite sweet.

However it is, today we recommend you some more traditional wines from El Bierzo, don’t miss them! 

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Pétalos del Bierzo 2012:  a red wine from the Bierzo DO made with mencía of 2012 and 14º of alcohol strength. 



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Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2009:  a red wine from the Bierzo DO based on the top of mencía from 2009 vintage and with an alcoholic strength of 14.5º. 



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