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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Corsican wine identity is neither fully French nor Italian; it’s imbued with a history and distinct sense of place all its own. Here, ten producers that represent the best of Corsican wine today.
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