for September, 2012

September 26, 2012 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Winetology Wednesday on

Today’s Sermon: “Acid Trip

Go to to read my article.

Last bi-weekly Winetology recommendation was the 2009 RED C Cabernet Sauvignon from Covenant Winemaker Jeff Morgan. Jonny’s take: I love this wine but I’m terrified to say anything about it because I’m visiting the winemaker next week and he used to write for the Wine Spectator. I’m no fool. It’s damn good, that’s all.

This week’s Winetology Recommendation is: 2010 Val de Mer Chablis 1er Cru from Burgundy (France) retailing at about $38 per bottle and will probably be the most expensive white you’ve purchased in a while – go for it, treat yourself. Look for it at your local wine shop via

Swirl often, savor, and above all think after you drink.

– Jonny Cigar, Wine Evangelist to the Stars

September 21, 2012 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Top 7 Photos I’ve Been Meaning to Share

This was Cabernet Day 2012.

The man on the left is Matthew Kaner. He is a genius. We drank Covenant with some high, holy folks. They were wildly impressed.

This is Amanda about to rehearse at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA for the official debut of LA Dance Project, the official reason we moved West. She likes to drink wine. Good wine.

This we drank along with Mr. Benjamin Millepied sitting and talking about LA Dance Project. Yum.

Checking out Santa Ynez and Lompoc, we stayed at the Montecito Inn where Charlie’s posters are a dime a dozen.

How I wanted to steal! But did not. Within them there is Piedrassasi.

Saw this and had no idea they were making wine in Paso then!

September 5, 2012 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Winetology Wednesdays on

Holy Smokes! Holy Corks! Is it true?! My most recent post was June 15th? Faithful Winetologists hear me out:

I moved to Los Angeles mere days after the post below. I’ve just returned from a short trip to NYC to participate in #CabernetDay and that event was chronicled quite well by the lovely and talented Michelle Young of Untapped Cities – here.

About a month ago I began writing a  bi-weekly column on The Bloggery at My inaugural post is here and the second post, about #CabernetDay is here.

I hope you enjoy and you may begin once more to check here regularly for writings on all things wine, wine likely on wine. I’ll also begin writing about wine and will occasionally touch upon wine and wine culture and wine drinking and tasting and rating and likely will showcase winemakers who make wine. For now, enjoy this short video on how NOT to saber delicious bubbly: