Dinner with author Jon Bonné of The New French Wine, Wednesday 19th July 2023, Clarette, Marylebone

Dinner with author Jon Bonné of The New French Wine, Wednesday 19th July 2023, Clarette, Marylebone

A very special dinner with author Jon Bonné of The New French Wine

At Lay & Wheeler, we’ve always prided ourselves in staying true to tradition with an eye towards the new and exciting. And when we find producers who encapsulate the best of both worlds, particularly when coming from such an established wine producing country as France, we get understandably excited.

That’s why we’re especially thrilled to be hosting the inimitable Jon Bonné at a narrative wine dinner following the launch of his new book - The New French Wine: Redefining the World’s Greatest Wine Culture.

Lauded as one of the most influential wine and food writers of our time, Jon brings an unparalleled passion and intellect to everything that he touches. For nearly a decade, he served as the Wine Editor and Chief Wine Critic of The San Francisco Chronicle, and won two James Beard awards and numerous other accolades. He is also author of the bestselling books The New California Wine and The New Wine Rules.

Over the course of the evening we will be tasting a series of wines from producers highlighted in the book, both established names and some more off the beaten track. And as part of the ticket price, you’ll be able to walk away with a signed copy of Jon’s book.

With just 14 seats available, come and join us for an unforgettable evening as Jon takes us through the past, present, and future of French wine through his lens.

Date:Wednesday 19th July 2023
Time:From 7:00pm
Ticket:£210 per guest including a signed copy of the two-volume ‘The New French Wine’ (Retail value of £75)
Location:Clarette, 44 Blandford St, London, W1U 7HS
Closest station:Bond Street


  • N/V Triple Zéro Rosé, Domaine La Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot
  • Champagne Solessence Extra Brut, Jean-Marc Sélèque
  • 2018 Clos de Venise, La Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot
  • 2021 Chignin Bergeron, Les Fripons, Gilles Berlioz, Domaine Partagé, Savoie
  • 2016 Fixin 1er Cru Arvelets, Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet
  • 2009 Château Haut-Bages-Libéral, Cru Classé Pauillac
  • 2018 Les Jardins de Babylone Moelleux, Didier Dagueneau

Other information

To save you the trouble of printing out a ticket, we’ll have a guestlist at the door.

If you purchase more than one ticket, please share the name(s) of your guest(s) with [email protected] so that we know to expect them.

If you can no longer make it, you’re welcome to find a guest to attend in your place - simply share the name of the new attendee with us. If you fail to do so, we’ll do our very best to credit your ticket towards the purchase of future wines, although regrettably, we cannot process credits with less than 48 hours’ notice prior to the start of the event.

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