First, it was rainbow bagels and unicorn everything but now the latest craze in the food and drink industry is blue wine and it's making a big splash in France.
France, which has often been hailed as one of the wine capitals of the world, has been swept by the blue wine craze, but you don't have to go all the way around the world to get this wild beverage. Blue wine is sold right here in Canada too.
Naked Grape, a local Canadian wine from Ontario, has their very own blue wine, or as they call it Blusé, which they introduced at the beginning of June. It is available in liquor stores across Canada from Ontario's Wine Rack to BC's Liquor Stores for about $10 a bottle depending on where you are.
Blue wine is really popular in France right now, but even here at home Naked Grape Blue is quickly becoming the Canadian drink of the summer!
People are living their best blue lives right now, sharing photos of their blue themed parties, blue wine slushies, and even some of their pets seem to be getting in on the Blusé trend.
In terms of reviews, the praise from Canadians has been overwhelmingly positive. While the wine has a solid 3.9 out of 5 stars out of 60 ratings on BC Liquor Store's website, a Wine Rack manager reviewed the wine saying it tasted like a freezie and paired perfectly with a warm summer day and also went well with sushi.
On the flip side of the spectrum, some have described the blue wine as an acquired taste. One reviewer even describing Naked Grape Blue as tasting like mouthwash.
The blue wine craze is also getting traction around the world. A Spain-based wine called Gik is now available in the US and Canadians are hoping we could find some here up north soon too.