Articles by Jonathan Cristaldi

Everything We Know About the 2020 California Fires

Food & Wine: Everything We Know About the 2020 California Fires

A piece that I worked on over the better part of four days. As of this writing, the fires have burned more than 1.5 million acres in California, five people have died in Napa and Solano Counties, many have lost their homes, businesses, and while northern California continues battling issues with smoke, Santa Cruz wine country has been hit the hardest.

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5 Scary Wine Faults and What You Should Know

Explanations from our favorite wine fault articles on the web, along with a “How Scary?” description, which aims to break down each “fault” in layman’s terms.

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5 Reasons to Know the Wines of Spain’s Montsant DO

One of Spain’s most popular regions today is Priorat. But in recent years, Priorat’s rise in fame is coupled with rising production costs and skyrocketing prices. A few miles away in the mountainous Montsant DO, which surrounds Priorat like a horseshoe, winemakers are busy turning out elegant, beautifully perfumed wines that retail for far less than their popular neighbor. This is a region that warrants the attention of every wine student, and we break down 5 reasons to get to know this up-and-coming DO.

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Why the WSET “SAT” is Essential for Every Wine Writer, Blogger, and Industry Professional

Have you ever had to write a wine tasting note? If you’re enrolled in WSET you know that your life depends on crafting one modeled after the Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT). In our latest blog post, Food & Wine contributor Jonathan Cristaldi breaks down why the SAT is an essential tool for any industry professional.