Jon Bonné is The Chronicle‘s Wine Editor, responsible for coordinating the paper’s wine coverage as well as the annual Top 100 Wines. He covers wine and spirits throughout Northern California and around the world. Previously Bonné was lifestyle editor and wine columnist for MSNBC.com and wine columnist for Seattle magazine, and has written about wine for such top publications as Saveur, Food & Wine and Decanter. His writing has won him numerous awards from the Association of Food Journalists. In 2011, his work at the Chronicle won a James Beard Foundation Award and he has twice been a Beard finalist for best wine writing.
Before turning to wine, he covered everything from drug policy to the aviation industry for such news organizations as Court TV, The New York Times and National Public Radio. He lives in San Francisco, where he’s working on a book about California wine.