Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

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Vintage Texas: Top Texas wine blogger Russ Kane may be based in Houston, but, man, this dude gets around. His blog is always our No. 1 go-to resource for wine events happening around the state. Yesterday he posted a round-up of the many great tasting opportunities and competitions that will take place this summer in the Lone Star State. Go TEXAN, go thirsty! Love it.

Blue State Carpetbagger's Red State Wine Blog: Besides having what may very well be the longest title in the enoblogosphere, Houston-based blogger Tom Casagrande is known for writing with true verve and genuine excitement, as is the case his entry on the 2008 Trimbach Riesling Reserve from Alsace. We recently had the chance to taste this wine, and we share his enthusiasm for this stunning and age-worthy bottling.

Rockss and Fruit: Speaking of Riesling, there is no greater resource on all matters Teutonic than Lyle Fass, New York-based author of one of the country's top wine blogs, Rockss and Fruit. Lyle recently posted his notes on the 2010 vintage in Germany (a must-read for Riesling lovers).

Samantha Sans Dosage: For many of us wine bloggers, the day that New York Times wine writer Eric Asmiov's wine blog was folded into the paper's aggregate blog was the "day that the music died." Eric may not be blogging as often as he used to but sexy Southern Californian wine blogger Samantha Dugan offers us an uncensored view into the life of the top wine writer in the U.S. with her excellent interview with Eric.

Benito's Wine Reviews: Memphis-based blogger Ben Carter is one of the most democratic and down-to-earth wine bloggers out there. Never any snobbery here, just solid reviews of wines and spirits in the reach of the everyman. We were thrilled to see his post on everyone's favorite Texas vodka, Tito's.

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