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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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.

Australian Wine’s Return to Cool

After a swift rise and plateau, Australia is emerging as a hotbed for wine’s avant-garde. In Jon Bonné’s journey through the New Australia, he visits the region that’s become its focal point: the Adelaide Hills.

Alsace’s Tangled Path to the Avant-Garde

In Alsace, winemaking culture has historically veered towards the routine, but that’s beginning to change. Jon Bonné on the producers chasing the avant-garde in this famed French region, and the wines that may come to define its future.

Six Rising Star Winemakers of Alsace

Alsace isn’t exactly known for being a haven for the avant-garde. But despite the region’s Byzantine appellation system and cultural friction, a small group of pioneering winemakers offers a glimpse of a more radical future.

A Crib Sheet to Loire Valley Cabernet Franc

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 spectrum of deliciousness that is Loire Valley cabernet franc.

A New Era for White Wine

A sea change seizing the world of white wine making dashes long-held notions of how it should be made—and how the resulting wines should taste. Jon Bonné on what defines this new era, and the new white wines coming out of Burgundy and beyond.

Crib Sheet: Your Guide to Off-Dry Riesling

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: a look at the growing crop of excellent, slightly off-dry German rieslings—often bottled as feinherb.

Can a Wine List Help Narrow the Gender Gap?

In spite of a legion of talented women winemakers, wine’s gender inequality persists. Jon Bonné on how the wine list at Tartine’s new outpost is working to quietly battle gender inequality, and why showing rather than telling may be the best way forward.