Blue Wine: Is it a Fad or Fixture?
Love it or loathe it, blue wine is a trend that seems to be gathering momentum. So, what exactly is this obscure-looking beverage, and is it a fad or something we need to take more seriously? Matthieu Longuere, the wine development manager at Le Cordon Bleu London, explains everything we need to know.
The science bit
Technically, a wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation of grapes. Additives used in the production are usually removed before bottling, other than
Blue wine is overwhelmingly sweet, and in truth tastes nothing like wine as we know it. For anyone who enjoys a glass of red or white wine, this blue version is little more than a crude impostor. Theoretically, it should be referred to as a drink that is made from wine, as opposed to a wine in its own right. For those who have never tasted it, or refuse to,
Matthieu Longuere is the wine development manager at Le Cordon Bleu London and the former head sommelier at the Michelin-starred restaurant La Trompette. For more information about the Wine & Culinary Programmes and Short Courses available at Le Cordon Bleu London, visit the website.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.co.uk.
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