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Jon Bonné


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Past articles by Jon:

France’s “Disco Wines” Are Not Dead

You know you’re in the south when you arrive in Gaillac, either because of the deep southern twang in everyone’s accent-you want a glass of vang, hein? → Read More

The Quiet Defiance of Decibel

Almost always, we’d come late and stay late. In those days, the bar didn’t even open until 8 p.m. But the path was always the same: Walk down East 9th → Read More

At Ruffian, an Antidote to Wine Bar Sameness

Once upon a time, in the dark ages before everyone took their wine advice from Instagram, a wine list had the ability to genuinely surprise you. A further → Read More

The Insider's Guide to Beaujolais

If it seems like Beaujolais-good Beaujolais, the real Beaujolais-is everywhere, that’s not by happenstance. Its moment has been a long time coming. All i → Read More

There’s More to Tasting Wine Than, Well, Taste

There’s an interesting oversight in The Taste of Wine, the classic book by the French wine scientist Émile Peynaud. Peynaud prodigiously describes how w → Read More

Can Sancerre Be More Than Basique?

Last year France was in the thrall of “Basique,” by the rapper Orelsan, essentially Gaul’s answer to Eminem. “Basique” means pretty much the same → Read More

At Tsubaki, a Bridge Between Sake and French Wine

Los Angeles has long been a mecca for Japanese culture-and cooking. The tale of sushi in America basically revolves around southern California. And L.A. co → Read More

The Insider's Guide to Pét-Nat

Listen to sparkling-wine makers long enough, and you might be tempted to conclude that they like to make life unnecessarily complicated for themselves. → Read More

Why Is the Wine World So Un-Woke?

When I was in the final round of interviews for perhaps the most significant job of my career, I got a curious email from my future editor. My writing was → Read More

The 20 Wines Under $20 That You Should Be Drinking This Summer

What makes a great affordable wine? I tried to answer this question seven years ago, in the form of a tidy piece of service journalism. I put on my civili → Read More

The Insider's Guide to Chile's Wine Renaissance

It has never been easy to find a compelling narrative for South American wines. For the most part, the relevant word has been “reliable.” Argentina has → Read More

Five Wines Under $20 to Drink Now

Bargain” is perhaps the worst of wine words. It holds all the wrong connotations, in that “bargain wine” is code for something made with the lowest c → Read More

The Insider's Guide to Not-Crappy Rosé

Rosé’s bonkers popularity has brought with it a sort of neurosis. Pink wine wouldn’t seem like the sort of thing to cause stress, but wine is no diffe → Read More

Have We Taken the “Less Is More” Wine Aesthetic Too Far?

The other day, I decided to take stock of my drinking choices this past season, now that winter will soon be in the rearview mirror. It’s a tricky time f → Read More

In Search of France's Great Southern Wine

At the far eastern cap of the Pyrenées, Banyuls-sur-Mer is about as far south as you get in France before it becomes Catalan Spain, just shy of the mounta → Read More

Sorry, Paris: London Is Europe’s New Wine Capital

The Passage des Panoramas is the oldest covered walkway in Paris, a vaulted series of indoor halls in the 2nd arrondissement, not far from the stock exchan → Read More

The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2018

When we engaged in this bit of crystal ballgazing a year ago it was already clear wine wasn’t going to offer an escape from the ambient stress of the Tru → Read More

Why You Shouldn't Judge A Wine Bottle By Its Price

If wine is so fun to drink, then why is picking a bottle so stressful? In his latest book, The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know, author and critic Jon Bonné breaks down how to buy, store, and enjoy wine in simple, friendly language. Here, he explains why a bottle’s price rarely reflects its quality. Wine is almost never priced for the exact value of what’s… → Read More

The 25 Essential Wines of 2017

If at PUNCH we hesitate to casually drop the word “best,” we do love to talk about what’s new and what’s delicious. And new, especially, matters → Read More

The Best Champagnes Under $50

Revolutionary changes in the Champagne world have come with astonishing speed. Even five years ago, grower Champagne-wine made by the same farmer who grows → Read More