Named a "Wine Prophet" by Time Out New York
The goods on me:
Coming soon: Cristaldi & Company. After close to three years as Editor-in-Chief at Wine Access, I left in January 2019 to form a copywriting collective and to reestablish my editorial work. I’m a contributing editor for The SOMM Journal, and writing for Food & Wine, as well as for SevenFifty Daily and others.
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.
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.
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