Are the days of wine guides over?

In Australia and abroad, it seems that the old fashioned hard copy wine guide is the thing of the past. With online publications like http://www.winefront.com.au/ for Australian wine, http://www.erobertparker.com with Antonio Galloni for Italian wines and then some amazing blogs like http://dobianchi.com/ why do I need to buy hard copy publications when I have all the best wine writers at the tip of my iphone?

I still buy Gambero Rosso but more as a reference point to see how the producer has faired in the past. Online publications and blogs give us up to the minute reports on news, reviews and opinions that hard copy would take months to do.

It will be interesting to see what we will look to next?

 

 

 

 

 

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