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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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.

A Guide to the Pioneering Wines of Provence

Provence has so much more to offer than generic pink wines. Here, the places and producers who are pushing beyond the craze to make worthy reds, whites—and yes, rosés.

Crib Sheet: The Many Shades of Etna Rosso

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 guide to the red wines hailing from the slopes of Italy’s most active volcano.

Is Oregon Wine’s True Soulmate the Loire Valley?

Oregon’s narrative has long been defined by comparisons to Burgundy—but what if its true soulmate is the Loire Valley? Jon Bonné on this alternate view of the state’s wine identity and the producers who are shaping it.

Crib Sheet: Getting to Know Aligoté, the Bernie Sanders of Burgundian Grapes

Welcome to “Crib Sheet,” your monthly shortcut to what’s hot in wine right now, in four bottles, courtesy of Jon Bonné. This month: aligoté, Burgundy’s outsider white grape.

What Does It Mean for a Wine to Be Corsican?

Not fully French, and strongly influenced by Italy, Corsica is a wine island unto itself. Jon Bonné on what it means for a wine to be Corsican, and how the island fits into the next great chapter in Mediterranean wine.