If you’re like most wine drinkers, you will probably head out to your local bar and have a specific colour of wine – red, white or pink – that you’ll want to order. If it’s red – a great choice – then there’s no reason why a Spanish Rioja wouldn’t whet your appetite for another glass. However, it could be time to consider joining the Spanish blue wine revolution.Yes, you read that right. We’re talking about wine that doesn’t fall in line with the ‘traditional’ three-colour choice you’d have in your head while you’re out shopping. You could try the Spanish blue to mix up your wine palate, as well as washing away any initial reservations about the quality of the drink.

It might be the perfect time to try a wine to rekindle your interest in alcohol – if not holding a drink that matches the gorgeous blue skies. If you’re thinking that blue wine is niche, then you can be rest assured that it is not. It’s sold in over 25 countries, including the UK.

The drinking rate for UK adults has dropped to its lowest point since 2005, according to the Guardian. Despite the fall in drinking, blue wine could bring back many people due to its taste alone. It’s much sweeter than other wines, combining red and white grapes in the mixture as well as sweeteners.

You could be one of those people – or know someone – who specifically likes their wine to be as sweet as possible. With blue wine, you could find that it doesn’t need anything added to it and it instantly becomes your go-to drink.

Considering the mass appeal of gin and tonics and variation of colours to choose from, wine could be heading down a similar route. If you’re a sceptic, then you’ll be interested to hear that change is already happening with other drinks. The Sun reported that there is a growing popularity for blue prosecco, putting the blue revolution into full swing.

When you’re holding this eye-catching drink, you might think that its sweet taste makes it difficult to pair with food. Think again. When you start experimenting, you’ll find that it can match up with different cuisines. You can counteract the sweet taste with whole meals such as paella, the naturally salty flavour of ham or even Spanish chorizo.

There is limitless opportunity to match the drink with a range of Spanish delicacies. Even for those red wine lovers, the blue offers a viable alternative for your partner or friends to share in your love of wine. When you’re sharing a platter of cheese, you could handpick a wide variety to accommodate blue and red wines.

For those who enjoy drinking ciders, the Spanish blue isn’t that different from the fruity alternatives that can be bought at most bars. You could find the switch similar and blue wine ends up becoming your new favourite drink – if not your new favourite colour. Whether it’s drunk on its own or paired with food, you’ll find that blue wine is an exciting alternative to try this summer.