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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.