Blue wine is making a big splash in France. Local residents and holidaymakers in Sete, a Mediterranean resort town, have drunk 2,000 bottles of the turquoise-colored Chardonnay.
Now Rene Le Bail, the entrepreneur who markets the wine, is ordering up to 35,000 more bottles from Spain.
“It reminds me of something, I’m not sure which fruit, but it makes me think of ? I don’t know, maybe sweets from my childhood,” said a diner who called himself Frederic.
“I love the color, it’s perfect for the summer. It brings happiness, joy, I really like it,” said Singapore tourist Nora, while drinking in a beachfront restaurant.
The color is natural. It comes from the red grape skins used to make the wine.
Le Bail orders the wine from a vineyard in Almeria, southern Spain. He says the wine boasts aromas of cherry, raspberry and passion fruit. (Reuters)