Which CD / DVD

I heard verbatim is the best CD-R / CD-RW but few weeks after burning i find i cant read data from some discs and i had to trash the CDs with precious stuff on it. (The problems were only with CD-RW discs)

Now, i have started using Datawrite DVD-R and DVD-RW discs but still fairly cautious what if the same thing happens.

What media brand would you recommend ?
Is Verbatim media trustworthy?

I could simply go out in the shops and try another recommended brand but this is what i did with verbatim and im not impressed with the results.

Just have a look at videohelp.com

Verbatim and TY are most recommended. However, there are many FAKES on the market, so beware.