The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know — by Jon Bonné

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I’m generally not one to follow the rules, but in the case of this book, I will absolutely make an exception! Fun, informative and easy to read, Jon has done a masterful job making ‘lovers of the grape’ feel completely comfortable in the world of wine.
— Kyle MacLachlan, actor and winemaker

A Zen-like reminder that wine is a joy, not a chore; a journey, not a race. Beginners and even confident wine drinkers will find much of value, even leafing through rules at random.
— Eric Asimov, New York Times

Let's face it. Wine is intimidating. And, it's only going to get more difficult and complicated as new and more diverse players enter the world of wine making. There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful? 

In The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know, Jon Bonné turns the complex world of wine into simple concepts (i.e. rules) which make wine exciting and enjoyable.

Becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the useless, needlessly complicated stuff the “experts” have been telling you. In The New Wine Rules, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits.

And the news is good! For example: A wine’s price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.


  • Condition: New
  • Format: Hardback
  • Published: November 14, 2017
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN-10: 039957980X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399579806
  • Pages: 152
  • Dimensions: 5.2" H x .60" D x 7.2" W
  • Rating:★★★★ (See FAQs)


JON BONNÉ is the wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and covers wine, spirits and other libations throughout California and around the world. Bonné was lifestyle editor and wine columnist for and wine columnist for Seattle magazine, and has written for such publications as Food & Wine and Budget Travel. His work in food and wine journalism has earned awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the James Beard Foundation.