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Wines in the Weekly Press

Published:  18 January, 2007

The Independent on Sunday
RICHARD EHRLICH bows out of his column this week after 10 years. The growth of the internet has been one of the biggest influences on the drinks trade during that time, he says, and of the recent developments in the online drinks world, the most uneven is the rise of the blog'. He doesn't hate all drink-related blogs, but most are drivel'. In his view, there are way too many amateurs waffling on about subjects they know nothing about. He remonstrates: In cyberspace,
it seems, no one can hear you scream "Enough! Shut up, please."' One of his favourite blogs is by Sunday Express columnist Jamie Goode (www.wineanorak.com/blog), which combines technical expertise with vivid accounts of his travels and a nice bit of personal history'. Ehrlich also uses this last hurrah to sing the praises of France and insists: French wine is the best on Earth'. He suggests trying 2005 Le Cas, Mas de la Conscience, Vin de Pays de l'Hrault (10.95; Berry Bros & Rudd).

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