Jonathan Cristaldi

Don't you dare light a scented candle.
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Older wine can reveal the ephemeral elements of another decade or century. Here's how to make the most out of every bottle.
One part comic genius, one part cookbook author, Eric Wareheim stirs together practical advice about cocktails and ice luges garnished with plenty of awkward stares in his cookbook “Foodheim.”
These red wines run the gamut from the familiar to the surprising, yet all of them have surprises in store, even for the most passionate fans of California wines.
A great trick for buying the best bottles of California wine? Memorizing the names of top vineyards so you can spot them on labels.
Forget what you drank in your college days. Environmentally friendly, easily portable, and increasingly delicious, wine in a box is great option for your summer drinking plans.
Incredible bottles that are enjoyable now and will age gracefully for many years to come.
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With his wife Cherie, the French winemaker has made some of the best-ever California Cabernets.
Incredible bottles that are enjoyable now and will age gracefully for many years to come.
With his wife Cherie, the French winemaker has made some of the best-ever California Cabernets.
We asked the experts to tell us everything they know about red meat and red wine.
Fires caused by lightning are still burning wineries and homes in Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Cruz County.
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The short answer is: buy wine. Here is an extensive list of virtual tastings, promotions, and other ways you can help the wineries you love during this difficult time.
There's never been a better time to explore wine and cheese in America.
These exciting bottles from the Central Coast should be on every wine lover's radar. 
From grower to brut to demi-sec, these bottles will help teach you everything you need to know about Champagne.
Tasting wine isn’t about rules. That said, when you’re at a winery, you should really follow these 8 rules.
With the Kincade Fire affecting thousands of acres in the region and forcing wineries to evacuate, it's a great time to support Sonoma wines.
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Some of the best experiences in Napa and Sonoma counties require some extra planning, meaning you have to make an appointment. But they're well worth the effort. A word to the wise—reach out for appointments at these wineries well in advance of your travels. Happy tasting.
For the teetotalers among you, now there’s Napa Valley tea.  
From Burgundy and California to Oregon, Italy, Australia, and Germany, these are the bottles that will turn you from a fan into a pro.
Spoiler: Sulfites aren't the issue. Transparency is.
If you're looking for a reliable wine to pull out at any time of night, all of these crowd-pleasing bottles over-deliver.
Forget room temperature—here's the best way to serve these reds.