Jon Bonné

Senior Contributing Editor

Jon Bonné is senior contributing editor for PUNCH, wine columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle and author of The New California Wine. He is currently working on his next book, The New French Wine. He lives in New York City.

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Searching for the New Australia in Shiraz Country

Just what should Barossa and McLaren Vale’s wines offer the world? In the second part of a journey through the New Australia, Jon Bonné looks at the regions that built their reputations on big shiraz, and asks: What’s next?

Your Guide to California Chardonnay’s Third Wave

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: the new-new California chardonnay.

Can Northern Rhône Syrah Survive the Spotlight?

Both Côte-Rôtie and Cornas have entered the spotlight after decades in the shadows. Jon Bonné considers how the rush of fame has affected these regions, and what it signals for the future of northern Rhône syrah.

The Northern Rhône Producers to Know Right Now

As both Côte-Rôtie and Cornas grapple with the fame they’ve garnered over the last few decades, producers in both places have emerged as both standard bearers and symbols of the future. Here, the nine names to know in northern Rhône syrah.

The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2017

From talking truth about natural wine to California’s newest up-and-comers to worries over labor and immigration, Jon Bonné lays out the wine stories that will make a difference in 2017.

The 25 Essential Wines of 2016

Meet this year’s “Hot 25″—the bottles that represent everything we love about today’s ever-expanding wine world.

Crib Sheet: A Guide to the New Wave of Dry Champagne

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: extra brut and brut nature Champagne.

Can Wine Save Our Fading Love Affair with France?

The France of our romantic reveries is dead—but a new France, embodied by young winemakers battling against the establishment, may help us let go of our nostalgia for good. Jon Bonné on wine as a beacon for the revival of France’s culinary soul.

Crib Sheet: An Updated Guide to Orange Wine

Over the last 15 years, orange wines have gone from obscure to edging on mainstream, with winemakers from France to New York experimenting with the style. In the latest “Crib Sheet,” Jon Bonné checks in on the current state of the orange movement.

Six Rising Star Winemakers of Australia’s Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills—and, more specifically, the tiny town of Basket Range—has become ground zero for Australian wine’s avant-garde. Here, six winemakers who are symbols of the New Australia.