Jonathan Cristaldi on Muck Rack

Jonathan Cristaldi

Los Angeles, CA
Editor-in-Chief, Wine Access
Covers:  food/wine, sonoma, wine and wineries, napa, dark pools of liquidity, wine tasting, craft spirits, lifestyle, apps, wine, craft beers and microbreweries, wine and humor, spirits and distilleries, wine business, events, wine tools, bars
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Jonathan Cristaldi (a.k.a. Jonny Cigar), was awarded the title of new "Wine Prophet" by Time Out New York due in part to his founding The Noble Rot, a successful NYC-based "traveling wine saloon" (dubbed so by From 2009 to 2012, The Noble Rot produced events in collaboration wi...

How is social media changing news?

Social media has created a need-it-now society and has made it more difficult to fact check. Fiction sometimes reigns over fact in the news.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

As a journalist we have a moral obligation to present facts or to at least deny their existence.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I like pitches to be informative and relevant to what I write about: wine and spirits.