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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.