Allez le bleu! France becomes a land of red, white and now blue wine
France has just become a country of red, white and now blue wine with the launch of a completely natural, turquoise-coloured variety of its favourite tipple.
Blue Nun may be a total no-no in the land of Chateau Lafite but a wine sold "in the colours of the sea" is now on sale in SÃ¨te, a port city in the South of France.
The 100 per cent natural wine begins life as a traditional white but gets its blue tinge after being passed through a pulp of red grape skin thanks to the natural pigment anthocyanin.
It required stiff resolve, however, for blue wine to gain a foothold in famously traditional France, where wine is viewed as a cultural heritage and which resisted the lure of arriviste rosÃ© for more than a century.
Gallic entrepreneur RenÃ© Le Bail had to shift production to more laisser-faire Spain after his fellow countrymen refused to make his wine .Source: Google News France | Netizen 24 France