Wine news May 5, 2015

In the Sacramento Bee Mike Dunne asks Is gewürztraminer too assertive for our tastes? "More likely, Americans still largely suspect that white wines of Alsatian, Austrian and German heritage will be invariably sweet, which isn’t the case at all. Many gewürztraminers, whether from Europe, the United States or elsewhere, are bone dry."

 The Wine Enthusiast on wine gifts for mom.

In Decanter Andrew Jefford visits Penedes and finds a natural wine viewpoint. "No one gave me an ideological rant, or tried to pass off deviance as purity; indeed they all insisted on cleanliness and freshness as an ideal."

In The Drinks Business the world's most extravagant wineries.

Wines and Vines says the restoration of historic Trefethen winery may be complete in a year.

In Punch luxury wine tourism and the new Willamette Valley. "Oregon. In 2015, an Oregon producer released a duo of $300 bottles of pinot noir, now the state’s most expensive wines. In short: there is no question that something pricey is happening in Oregon wine-wise."

Diagio is considering the sale of its wine business reports