Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

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WineSleuth Uncorked: Although we'd love to see some more wine bloggers join our ranks here in Houston, we've been geeked to see the steady posting by our city's local chroniclers of all things vinous.

This week, stay-at-home mom Amy Gross shares her "ratatouille" moment -- otherwise known as an epiphany or "ah-ha" moment -- when she paired a Russian River Pinot Noir with some goat cheese.

"Woah," she writes "It was a Ratatouille moment, as in when the mouse in the movie tastes two flavors that make fireworks go off in his mouth and he knows he has found joy in food."

Borrowing a line from another famous cinematic food moment, waiter, we'll have what she's having...

Wine Skinny: We're always impressed with Houston publicist Robyn Tinsley's work ethic. And woah, she tastes a LOT of wine each week.

This week she gives us a rundown and tasting notes of wines by Mendoza, Argentina winery La Posta.

With solid tasting notes and a well calibrated palate, she's a great resource for wine shopping around town.

Wine Thoughts: Hungarian wine, you ask?

Even though Houston wine educator Sandra Crittenden has been devoting her attention to a march through the appellations of France, this week she delivers a wonderful post on a couple of classic Hungarian wines.

So little time and so many wines to taste: Sandra reminds us that the world of wine is huge and there's always something to spark our curiosity and pique our interest. Bravo, Sandra!

Diner's Journal (The New York Times): Top U.S. wine writer Eric Asimov examines the legacy of the 1982 vintage in Bordeaux and Robert Parker, Jr.'s predictions for its longevity in this post on the Times food and wine blog.

Be sure also not to miss his column this week: He reports his notes on tasting 18 bottlings of 1982 Bordeaux.

Wine Beserkers: We're still following the unfolding story of "billionaire wino" Rudy Kurniawan's recent arrest on counterfeiting charges.

Check out this epic thread on Wine Beserkers documenting his exploits and shenanigans.

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