If there’s one essential guide to offer anyone and everyone in your life that is even remotely interested in wine (and by that I mean they drink it and buy bottles of it to have at home), it’s “The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to to Everything you Need to Know” by James Beard award-winning author and journalist Jon Bonné. Not only does the Punch editor’s wit and probity shine consistently throughout the 89 easy-to-follow rules, but the guide is refreshingly free of the esoteric wine-splaining that so often defines oenological discussions and tends to intimidate the average drinker in the process.

I met Jon this summer at a special Mission Chinese pop-up event at La Buvette after months of chatting on Twitter. I had read quite a bit of his work and was eager to meet him. What I discovered was a man with a profound respect and love for Paris, a deep reservoir of knowledge for wine (obviously), and a sense of humor that matched my own. Fortunately, he has become a pied-à-terre owner in the neighborhood with his wife so I’m hopeful to get to know him even better in the coming year.

That said, he spends a LOT of his time in Paris and it’s a convenient resting place in between research trips for his forthcoming book The New French Wine, which has taken him all over the country. I asked him to share his favorite spots to drink wine in Paris with me for Food & Wine, which you can consult HERE!

And if you haven’t already done so, check out my interview with him on my podcast The New Paris!

And, if you haven’t already done so, check out my interview with him on my podcast The New Paris!

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