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.
In recent years, Saumur has become something of an anomaly within the Loire Valley, consistently making wines more ambitious than history has dictated. Jon Bonné on the future of the region, beyond Clos Rougeard.
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?
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.
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.