Spanish wine maker Gik has announced that it is bringing the famous #Blue wine in the #United States market. The wine has been served locally since 2016, but has never reached the U.S. shores, Eater reported.

According to the August 25 article, this neon blue-colored and chilled white wine will debut in Miami, Boston and Texas. Because of the insistent public demand, the blue wine that became famous in Europe will now be sold in these selected U.S. states.

This blue wine is made and distributed by Gik, which have vineyards located in La Rioja, Courthèzon and Zaragoza. The drink is colored blue because the company uses pigments found on grape's skin.

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Radically unique wine

Restaurants around the world mostly serve red wine and white wine, but rarely do they introduce a blue wine. Gik said that the new drink is a product of a radically different idea, making it vibrant blue and developing the process to make it sweet with no added sugars, according to the official website.

“When we began working on this project, we came across a book titled ‘The Blue Ocean Strategy.’ The book explained that there are red oceans, full of sharks which have torn the little fish too much that they have made the water red,” the Spanish company stated. “Then, there are blue oceans, where there is no competition and the fish swim freely.”

The company makes the drink through a pigmentation process. Red and white grapes are mixed with indigo and anthocyanin, two organic pigments found in grape skins.

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Despite the sweet taste, Gik makes it clear that the blue alcoholic drink has non-caloric sweeteners.

Violated a regulation

The #New York Times reported earlier that the company received information in early 2017 that they allegedly violated a Spanish rule, dictating that only red or white wine can be distributed to the local market. The company was fined $3,000 by Spanish authorities.

Gik co-founder Aritz Lopez told the New York Times that the allegations were unfair, because the products they sell are 100 percent grapes. However, their products are reportedly sold in Spain under the category of “other alcoholic beverages.”

Despite this, their iconic blue wine will still be distributed across America, but with a different process. Lopez revealed that the process of making the U.S. versions is a little bit slower. The company worked with various local importers which helped them to successfully import the wines into the United States.