:: A NOBLE EXPERIENCE ::
Noble Rot events have merged wines and winemakers, spirits and tastemakers with chefs, supper clubs, technology, art and music; augmented by improvised and witty discourse.
The Noble Rot is a “traveling wine saloon” that was launched in New York City during the summer of 2009 and has since produced experiential events with unique collaborators where wine, spirits and food take the center stage.
“Sometimes they came and went without having met
Gatbsy Jonny at all, came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission.” – The Great Gatsby.
:: A NOBLE WINE EVANGELIST ::
Jonathan Cristaldi (a.k.a. Jonny Cigar) is a brand ambassador, wine critic and writer on a vinous path to lead you–the people–into a wine and food promised land. In 2009 he launched The Noble Rot, which was dubbed a “traveling wine saloon” by Tasting Table and since its inception has collaborated with numerous partners, artists, musicians, supper clubs and beyond, reinvigorating wine education and the wine tasting experience. Currently, Jonny lives in Los Angeles with his wife and consults for wine brands. He also writes for Timeout Los Angeles, First We Feast, The Bloggery at Underground Eats and Winetology.com. Jonny was dubbed a new “Wine Prophet” by Time Out New York and is certified at the intermediate level with the WSET.
:: INSPIRED ::
The Noble Rot was imagined to break the snobbish mold of wine culture and to foster an atmosphere around the tasting and education of wine that mirrored my hopes of how people engage with this wonderful fermented juice. Wine is subjective – do you like what’s in your glass or not? However, wine as a story, a piece of history and the language that defines wine culture is all incredibly fascinating. The best scenario for learning combines an experience that encompasses those elements and presents them to you, simply put, in a fun and unpretentious way. The Noble Rot for me, is the answer to unpretentious wine snobbery.