Jonny Cigar lives between Los Angeles and Napa Valley, and is the alias of one Jonathan Cristaldi. Timeout New York named him a "Wine Prophet," and he continues to spread the good word through his various writing projects, which you can follow on Winetology.com. Cigar's alias, Jonathan Cristaldi, is the Deputy Editor of Tasting Panel Magazine. Cigar has dark history in avant-garde theater. This is what happened when he began hosting wine events:
#SantaBarbara County Wine Makers panel led by Larry Schaffer of @tercerowines — that’s Bob Lindquist of @qupe, Richard Sanford of @AlmaRosaWinery, Ken Brown of @debkenly and Richard Longoria of @LongoriaWines #wbc14
#StoneTheCrows single vineyard (Three Twins Vineyard) overlooking Lake Hennessy vintages 2010, 2011. B2B vintage variation with fruit/floral components with 2011 showing more restraint, but sublime structure from both—-a testament to the vineyard. @Monteverro 2010 Chard is bright and demanding of the Tacos I am about to whip up. #MemorialDay weekend kickoff.
Basking in the late Saturday afternoon sunglow, Jonny says to his wife: “Wife, these wine glasses won’t fill themselves.” Then, somewhere in Los Angeles the ground shook, but no one was there to feel it.