One of the Top 103 Best Wine Blogs in February, 2015

Benito's Wine Reviews was the subject of a study related to content analysis of influential wine bloggers and published in the International Journal of Wine Business Research, Volume 26 Issue 3, 2014

"Getting to Know Ben Carter at, June 9, 2014

Online Tasting of Lodi Wines with Snooth at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center: Segment 9, Segment 13

Interviewed by Jameson Fink for Grape Collective, March 24, 2014

Interviewed by Julia Crowley for the November 2013 issue of Click Magazine

Top Wine Tasting Blog of the 2014 Millesima Blog Awards

"Five Wine Blogs I Really Click With" by Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2013

Winner of Best Wine Reviews Blog of 2012 by

Regular contributor to the print and online column Southern Tastes in The Commercial Appeal

2012 Finalist for "Best Wine Reviews on a Wine Blog" at the Wine Blog Awards

Interviewed by Maribeth Clemente on Travel Fun (KOTO-FM, Telluride): October 4, 2011

Mentions in the Houston Press: June 15, 2011 and July 20, 2011.
"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."

Okratini cocktail post featured at The Huffington Post (slide 6 of 11)

Bloggerview #32 by Tom Wark of Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog

"Why So Bitter(s), Benito?", profile in The Memphis Flyer

Featured in the December 5, 2010 Snooth post "What We've Been Reading"

Online Tastings with the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal hosted by Benito. Transcripts are linked below:
Segura Viudas Aria Estate Brut
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot
Segura Viudas Brut Rosé
Bogle Petite Sirah
337 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau la Paws Cote du Bone Roan
General Rosé Tasting
Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de Noirs
Water Wheel Memsie
Redheads Yard Dog Red