Various blogs and reputable publications highlight wines to help consumers ranging from novices to connoisseurs navigate the immense world of wine. The selection this week includes wines from Australia, France, Switzerland and New Zealand, including aging Riesling, Gamay, a white Samur and even an affordable 2001 from Château Branaire-Ducru.
Here are some of the recommendations from WineWeek.com.au, Australia's top weekly wine podcast; Wine Spectator, wine rating guide; WineDoctor.com, a wine blog that tastes 100-200 wines per month to select weekly bests; and The Grand Crew, a grassroots community wine blog that shares select reviews with Relaxnews.
Ingoldby Shiraz 2008 AU$13-17 (€10)
Sorrenberg Gamay 2008 AU$37-40 (€26)
Château Branaire-Ducru, Saint Julien Grand Cru Classé 2001 €35
Leo Buring Leonay High Eden 2008 AU$38-40 (€26)
Domaine des Roches Neuves (Thierry Germain) Saumur L'Insolite 2007 £16 (€18)
SILENI, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Cellar Selection 2009 $13 (€9.50)
Domaine la Colombe "Le Pinot Gris Réserve" 2007 €17
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