Blue wine makes a splash in France

Commercial director Rene Le Bail with bottles of Vindigo, a Mediterranean chardonnay wine, in Sete, France.
Commercial director Rene Le Bail with bottles of Vindigo, a Mediterranean chardonnay wine, in Sete, France.PHOTO: REUTERS

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The second edition of Resorts World Sentosa's Great Food Festival will feature chef collaborations, baking masterclasses and gin appreciation sessions.

Highlights include a six-hands meal led by Australian chef Dylan Jones of Thailand's one-Michelin-starred restaurant Bo.lan and baking sessions by social media baking star Matt Adlard, better known as the Topless Baker.

The four-day event runs from Sept 27 to 30.

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Purists may turn their noses up at a blue-coloured chardonnay, but wine drinkers in the southern French town of Sete cannot seem to get enough of it.

The Spanish-made wine is filtered through a pulp of red grape skins which contain a natural pigment, anthocyanin, and gives the wine its electric blue colour, a Reuters article said.

Watch a video and read more about this wine trend.

Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France:


Try four quick recipes that you can whip up in just 30 minutes. Cooking tasty one-dish meals for two has never been this easy.

ST Food has a story from Malaysian newspaper The Star, which features recipes for noodles and pasta by media buyer Elaine Chiou. Ms Chiou runs a recipe blog called

Her recipes include saffron prawn pasta and poached silken chicken noodles.

Easy one-dish recipes for two:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Blue wine makes a splash in France'. Print Edition | Subscribe