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Jon Bonné

Jon Bonné

Over the past 15 years, Jon Bonné has become one of the most influential and widely-read American voices on wine.

He is currently senior contributing editor for Punch, and before that, he served for nearly a decade as the wine editor and chief wine critic of The San Francisco Chronicle, where he developed an international reputation.

Bonné is the author of The New California Wine, which was honored as the Roederer International Wine Book of the Year, and The New Wine Rules, which is scheduled for publication in several international editions. He is currently working on his next book, The New French Wine.

He is also the wine expert for JetBlue Airways, curating the selections for their on-board Mint experience. Travel + Leisure called it “the best overall wine selection among U.S. carriers.”

Previously Bonné was the lifestyle editor and wine columnist at MSNBC, where he also worked as a producer and correspondent, covering everything from politics to the airline industry.

Additionally, he has served as the U.S. columnist for Britain’s Decanter magazine and the wine columnist for Seattle magazine, and has written about wine for such top publications as Saveur, Food & Wine, The Washington Post, The Art of Eating and Noble Rot. For several years he served as the U.S. Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

His journalism career stretches more than 20 years. That includes a decade of pioneering work in digital journalism, beginning in 1996, for such organizations as NBC News, Court TV and News Corporation.

His work in wine and food journalism has won numerous awards, including two James Beard Foundation awards for his work at the Chronicle, and repeated accolades from the Association of Food Journalists.