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 12 reds; many are pinot noirs from Australia and the United States, the whites including Rieslings, Chardonnay and a Rioja Blanco.

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.

White
2004 Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva Capellanía Blanco, Spain £12.72 (€14.56)
2008 Willamette Valley Riesling Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States $12 (€8.97)
2008 Knappstein, Hand Picked Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia £8.99 (€10.31)
2000 Bourgogne Blanc, Domaine de la Tour, Montagny 1er Cru, France €9.50

Sparkling
De Bortoli Rococo Blanc de Blancs, Australia AU$18-20 (€12.52-13.91)

Red
2007 Casillero del Diablo, Reserva Privada, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile £8.99 (€10.31)
2006 Stoller Vineyards, Pinot Noir SV Estate, Dundee Hills, Oregon, United States $40 (€29.89)
2007 Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz-Cabernet AU$18-22 (€12.52-15.30)
2008 Kate Hill Pinot Noir, Tasmania, Australia AU$30-34 (€20.87-23.65)
2005 Bordeaux Rive Droite, Château Chatain, Montagne Saint-Emilion, France €12

Plus Slashfood, a food news blog, reviewed the 2006 Pinot Noirs from Oregon, United States this week:

2006 Argyle "Nuthouse" Pinot Noir Reserve Series, Willamette Valley $60 (€44.83)
2006 Erath Winery Pinot Noir Leland, Willamette Valley $50 (€37.36)
2006 Z'Ivo Pinot Noir, Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley $36 (€26.90)
2006 Anam Cara Cellars Pinot Noir Heather's Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains $65 (€48.57)
2006 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evanstad Reserve Willamette Valley $58 (€43.34)
2006 Panther Creek Cellars Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley $43 (€32.13)
2006 Carabella Vineyard Pinot Noir Inchinnan, Chehalem Mountains $54 (€40.35)

http://wineweek.com.au (video)
http://www.decanter.com
http://www.thegrandcrew.org
http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/42448
http://www.thewinedoctor.com/weekend/murrietacapellania04.shtml

http://www.slashfood.com/2010/04/06/2006-oregon-pinot-noir-wine-of-the-week/

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