The blue wine PR person deserves a prize

blue wine

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Everyone is talking about the wine we're sure no one has actually sampled.

No writer is immune to the PR pitch. Sometimes it’s a slow news day, and it’s easy enough to regurgitate a press release, add a few jokes, and, voila, page views!

So kudos to the food media world yesterday (and us today) for giving Gik’s Blue Wine some heavy exposure. May Google Analytics be ever in your favor.

Blue wine is just what it sounds like: Hypnotiq for oenophiles. It’s apparently all the rage in Spain, where it was created, and gets its blue color from a mixture of a pigment found in grape skin and some other plant. News organizations are quick to list the ABV, cost of a bottle, and philosophy behind the company. But nothing more about the taste, other than it's a "sweet, chilled wine"—and it's bright blue. Thanks, guys!

A cursory search over social media show most of the “raging” is coming from news outlets, though there are a few intrepid tipplers giving the blue wine a shot themselves.

Weer eens wat anders.. #bluewine #alphenseburgemeester #sunday

A post shared by Denise van Vliet (@denise_vv_92) on

Oui oui, du vin bleu 😍. #gik #bluewine

A post shared by Lucie (@lucie_beaulac) on

We’re not sure if the blue wine is good or not, but who cares when it can help you, according to Gik's wesbite, “unlearn the hundreds of protected wine designations of origin, the complex and demanding service standards, and everything that sommelier said at a tasting course to which you were invited"? It’s like you’re not even willing to sacrifice your tastebuds to undo the hegemony of the Spanish wine tradition. What kind of foodie are you?
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Happy #NationalWineDay! Do you have your requisite Amy Schumer GIF? Manufactured Internet holidays regularly inspire some pretty silly tweets, and #NationalWineDay is no different, except that maybe the tweeters are more likely to be drunk. But this year, there seems to be one GIF that you’re practically required to include in any #NationalWineDay tweet, so here it is.
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