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DWWA judge profile: Jon Bonné

Jon Bonné is Regional Chair for the USA at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Jon Bonné is the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine editor, responsible for the paper’s wine and spirits coverage and the annual Top 100 Wines, and author of new book The New California Wine (Ten Speed Press). Previously, Bonné was lifestyle editor and wine columnist for MSNBC, and has written about wine for publications including Saveur, Food & Wine, The Art of Eating and Decanter. His work at the Chronicle has won two James Beard Foundation Awards and The New California Wine has been shortlisted for the Beard and André Simon awards. Prior to writing about wine, Bonné reported on everything from politics to the aviation industry for news organisations including Newsweek and National Public Radio. Raised in New York, Bonné learnt about wine at an early age through working at his father’s gourmet foods and catering business. Bonné was firs a DWWA judge in 2014.

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