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 the Savoie Become the Rhône’s Rival Sister?

Too often thought of as an annex to the Jura, the Savoie actually has far more in common with the nearby Rhône Valley. Jon Bonné on the past and future of France’s great mountain region, and the producers to know.

The Six Savoie Producers to Know Right Now

Though much of the wine you’ll find from Savoie in America tends to be relatively cheap and simple, the region has far more to offer. Here, six producers whose wines show the more serious side of the region.

Crib Sheet: Your Guide to En Rama Sherry

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 growing crop of fino and manzanilla sherries bottled en rama, or nearly unfiltered.

Wine Isn’t Just Red, White or Pink

Today, most of us can comprehend that something as important as gender exists on a broad spectrum. Why is it so hard to do the same with wine? Jon Bonné on seeing the wine world beyond red or white, and embracing the rainbow.

This Is Where the World’s Best Rosés Are Hiding

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: why Germany and Austria make some of the world’s best rosé, and the bottles you should be stockpiling.

The Next Stars of Burgundy

Burgundy has been pumping out wine since before the Magna Carta was written. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing left to discover. Jon Bonné on the ten rising star winemakers who are shaping the region’s future.

Why Burgundy Is Still the Greatest Place for Wine

Despite all odds, Burgundy has not only managed to avoid the self-destruction that so often comes along with a quick rush of money and fame, but its wines are better than ever. Jon Bonné on the eternal nature of the Côte d’Or, and the producers who are shaping its future.

An Unexpected Twist in CA’s Wine Culture Wars

Since 2011, In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) represented one side of a philosophical debate over what California wine should, and could, be. Now, with the sudden announcement that the group will dissolve later this year, Jon Bonné reflects on its brief history and asks: Did IPOB achieve its goals?

Why the Canary Islands Remain the Perfect Storm of Wine Cool

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 Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago off Africa that is home to a grab bag of volcanic wines.

Is There Life for Provence Beyond Rosé?

Provence has become synonymous with rosé—both the place and wine becoming symbols of some aspirational lifestyle. But at what cost? Jon Bonné on what we’ve lost in the wake of rosé’s event horizon.