:: A NOBLE EXPERIENCE & HISTORY ::
Formerly based in New York City, The Noble Rot has redefined wine culture and reinvigorated the spirit of experience through informal salon-style gatherings. Today, founder Jonathan Cristaldi is engaged as a full time Editor at a wine and spirits magazine. From page to glass, new facets of wine culture are constantly emerging and the best way to engage and stay informed is to subscribe to the Noble Rot Newsletter. While the focal point of interaction is currently through articles and social/digital engagement, with the right opportunity a surprise invitation will hit your inbox—a spectacle not to pass up.
In the above photo, Jonathan Cristaldi (with a copy of a French version of The Great Gatsby in his pocket) pours celebratory glasses of wine for the Stag Dining Group, during post-event revelry in San Francisco on Bastille Day in 2011.
The Noble Rot was dubbed a “traveling wine saloon,” by Tasting Table. Launched in New York City during the summer of 2009, The Noble Rot was the host of pop-up experiential wine spectacles, and often partnered with innovative collaborators where musical and theatrical performances were intertwined with experts and revelatory wine excess.
“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) launched The Noble Rot in 2009, working with former musical booking agent, Brian Quinn, to blend wine tastings with musical acts and storytelling. Currently, Jonathan lives in Los Angeles with his wife and is a full time writer, critic and storyteller of all things wine. He is the Deputy Editor of Tasting Panel Magazine, and in his spare time writes for Timeout LA and FirstWeFeast.com. Jonny was dubbed a new “Wine Prophet” by Time Out New York and holds the WSET Advanced Level Certification.
:: 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.
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