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Blue Wine: The Perfect Salmon Accompaniment?

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24 June 2016

Do you have a favourite wine to pair with a fresh whole salmon? There are many crisp, refreshing white wines that go down a treat with our top quality Scottish salmon, but how about something new and blue? 

And no, we don’t mean a particularly purple-y red wine, we mean actual blue. Gik, a new wine produced by a Spanish company from the vineyards of Madrid has the look of anti-freeze about it, but seemingly has the light, sweetness of a Riesling. 

The firm behind it say they have no ‘wine tradition’ according to The Telegraph, meaning they have not felt bound by the so-called rules of wine production in their final product. 

Their website states: “Try to forget everything you know about wine. Try to unlearn the hundreds of protected wine designations of origin, the complex and demanding service standards and everything that sommelier said at a tasting course to which you were invited.”

That’s all well and good, but the biggest attraction for many of the drink may also be the biggest hurdle for some to overcome – the colour. However, it’s created with natural elements, including a pigment from red grape skin and indigo dye – no nasty colourants here. 

According to The Telegraph, the wine is heading to the UK soon – and with food websites saying it makes the perfect accompaniment for smoked salmon and other fish dishes, we may just have to seek out a bottle to give it a try. Who knows it could just be our new favourite tipple! 


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