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Gïk, a Spanish Winemaking Startup Company. The wine is “a sweet and blue drink with 11.5% vol (alcohol).”
The Gïk team that created the wine is apparently all young people with no traditional wine education, all in their 20s something with no prior experience with the product. They are not business people but creators: designers, programmers, artists and musicians.
Gïk, the vino is created from different Spanish vineyards which an undisclosed combination of red and white grapes that has “no aging procedure.”; wineries are located mainly in La Rioja, Zaragoza, León and Castilla-La Mancha.
Gïk is produced through a pigmentation process. The “juice is hued neon blue with anthocyanin (two organic pigments found in grape skin) and indigo (a dye extracted from the Isatis tinctoria plant), and a non-caloric sweetener is added as well.”
They’ve spent the last two years conducting research in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and Food Tech. research departments. Quality control checks are rigorous and all the elements used comply with the regulations for food products in the European Union.
A bottle sells for about $11, and is currently available in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, with U.S. expansion in the works.
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