Various blogs and reputable publications highlight wines to help consumers - whether novices or connoisseurs - navigate the immense world of wine. The selection this week includes French, Portuguese and Australian reds, two Rieslings and a 2000 vintage sparkling French white.
Here are some of the recommendations from WineWeek.com.au, Australia's top weekly wine podcast; Wine Spectator, wine rating guide; Decanter, prestigious wine publication; theWineDoctor.com, a wine blog with weekly tastes and reviews; and The Grand Crew, a grassroots community wine blog that shares select reviews with Relaxnews.
2007 Ferngrove, Shiraz, Frankland River, Western Australia: £9.50 (€10.11)
2007 Charles Joguet "Clos de la Dioterie" Chinon, France: €19
2005 Domaine Daubree "Cuvee Corps de Loup" Cote-Rotie, France: €25
2007 Cape Mentelle Zinfandel, Margaret River, Australia: AU$50-55 (€34-37.36)
2006 Scion Durif, Australia: AU$28-32 (€19-21.72)
2007 Cooperativa Reguengos De Monsaraz, Reguengos, Portugal $8 (5.93)
2000 Antech Blanquette de Limoux Cuvée Exception, Languedoc, France
2008 Dr Bürklin-Wolf, Riesling Trocken, Pfalz, Germany 2008: £11.75 (€12.36)
2009 Clonakilla Riesling AU$ 23-$26 (€15.62-17.66)
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