JONATHAN CRISTALDI
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Writer, Editor, Wine Prophet, Educator
JONATHAN CRISTALDI
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Writer, Editor, Wine Prophet, Educator
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About JC

Named a "Wine Prophet" by Time Out New York
In 2010, I was invited to write about wine for Complex Magazine's First We Feast blog. That blog subsequently won a James Beard Award and I take full credit. (Kidding, of course). Today, writing, editing, tasting, and peering relentlessly into shimmering ruby red wine, is my full-time job.

The goods on me:

Currently, I'm the Editor-in-Chief at WineAccess.com and also a Contributing Writer for Food & Wine.

Previously, I was the Chief Editor and Content Creator at Napa Valley Wine Academy. I was the mastermind behind the naming and launch of the academy’s "Pouring Points" blog, as well as the lead author of "Mastering Napa Valley," a comprehensive online course about America’s premier wine region — and the first of its kind online.

Before that, I lived in Los Angeles and was the Deputy Editor for Tasting Panel Magazine and The SOMM Journal — two of the largest wine and spirits trade publications in the U.S.

My work has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine and LA Mag’s Liquid LA blog, Vivino.com, Liquor.com, First We Feast, Thrillist (National Edition), Tasting Table (National Edition), Time Out LA and most recently Psychology Today.

I am the co-founder of The Noble Rot and founder of Winetology.com and the NobleRotTalks.com podcast.

In 2011, my well-publicized avant-garde approach to wine education led Time Out New York to declare me a “Wine Prophet.” Although that was 7 years ago, I am still parting the red seas of the wine world and continue my work from the SF Bay Area, leaving no cork uncorked.

Once, I did something extraordinary on a New York City subway car. All aboard the Brooklyn-bound L-Train Culinary Express.

Brazenly follow me @NobleRotNYC.

Articles

Wines I am
currently drinking

Wines I am
currently drinking

  • 20%

    Pinot Noir

  • 20%

    Chardonnay

  • 20%

    Bubbly

  • 10%

    Gin&Tonic

  • 10%

    Grenache

  • 20%

    Nespresso

"If you do everything, you'll win."
- LBJ

"If you do everything, you'll win."
- LBJ

Contact

Send me a letter: jcristaldi@gmail.com

Sample policy: Please inquire before sending samples and kindly note that while I do taste and make note of each sample, coverage in the publications I write for is not guaranteed. Your efforts to provide samples are greatly appreciated.