Admiring the Bobal Wines From Spain’s Bodega Chozas Carrascal

An affordable option from one of the rare Vino de Pago designations

In the province of Valencia, Spain, the vineyards of Bodega Chozas Carrascal flourish in the Denominación de Origen Protegida (a protected domain) known as Utiel-Requena. Helmed by María José, the daughter of founder María José López-Peidro, the winery’s still and sparkling wines represent the region’s highest standards. It was there—on a sourcing trip through the Utiel-Requena DO—that Mika Bulmash, founder and CEO of the NYC-based importer Wine …

Naturally-Dyed Blue Wine Coming Stateside

After weathering a lengthy regulatory controversy—because, can blue wine actually be called white wine and is it even wine—the Spanish brand Gik will now bring its neon-hued vino to the States (well, three at the start). In theory, this drink is a sweet white wine incorporating “99% wine [using white and red grapes from vineyards in La Rioja, Zaragoza, León, and Castilla-La Mancha, according to …

On the Grounds of Spain’s Bodega Numanthia Vineyard

Hot, dry land yields a bold but complex wine

by Alia Akkam Towering over the vineyards of Bodega Numanthia, a seemingly out-of-place steel sculpture painted copper rises from the collage of petite plots in Spain’s hot, parched Toro wine region. Resembling a jungle gym, a modern, geometric one too artful for a playground’s misadventures, the art piece appears as a mirage, glistening amid a raw backdrop of green, blue and brown hues. Climbing is …