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.
Light red wines have become increasingly fashionable of late, especially in the heat of summer, when it’s only fitting to throw the bottles on ice. Jon Bonné on what makes for an ideal summer red, plus a showdown of the PUNCH team’s favorite chillable picks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?