I'm not completely convinced that wine writers will ever become redundant simply because of the advent of the internet and wine sites like BoozeMonkey.
After all a few years ago, there were predictions that the internet would make newspapers (and therefore all journalists including wine writers) redundant - and it simply hasn't happened.
Both wine writers and BoozeMonkeys have a role to play in voicing opinions, sharing their likes/dislikes and dissemenating information about wine - and surely that is what it is all about.
I'm someone who is quite happy to take guidance from BoozeMonkeys (see post about awesome pinot noirs) and to read reviews by any and every wine writer - and then do the "proof-is-in-the-pudding" test by trying wines I've read about (at BoozeMonkey or in the media) and then deciding if I like them or not.
Now if only someone could invent a cast-iron liver