blue wine

It looks more like a sports drink or windshield wiper fluid than wine, but blue wine seems to be popular on restaurant terraces in 2016.

Horeca Connoisseurs declared blue wine as the terrace hit of the summer. Vincent Janssen, importer of wine at Wijny is already experiencing a very fine summer thanks to the popularity of its Pasion Blue Chardonnay. Janssen said that they had to get used to the idea, but people really seem to like the color and the taste.

You might expect the wine to be cloyingly sweet because it looks like a sports drink, but the taste is more dry and aromatic. That surprise works in its favour. Janssen says beach bars, cafés and even spas want his blue wine because it is unique.

It might not seem like it, but the colour is all-natural. The colour comes from anthocyanins, a natural dye from the skins of red grapes, which gives the white wine its distinctive blue colour. The trend has come over from Spain, where blue wine is already on the rise.

Will you dare to try the new blue wine craze on the terraces this summer?

[Source: Het Parool]

Erica Brusselers

Editor & Writer at expatsHaarlem
A loss in the family prompted Erica, her husband and their cat to put all their belongings in storage and leave Canada for a new adventure in Haarlem, NL. She's half-Dutch with a big maple leaf heart. Travelling and finding stories to share are two of her favourite things. She’s a writer and communications professional who watches too much television and enjoys curling up in a spot of sunshine with a good book. You can follow her adventures on the blog, The Travelling Shus.
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