20 Minutes With: Celebrated Water Sommelier Jessica Altieri
Barrons Magazine - Penta Interview - April 2019
Internationally trained and certified wine and water sommelier, wine entrepreneur, and innovator with over ten years of experience in the wine, food, and culture market industry. Wine Enthusiast Magazine “40 Under 40 Tastemaker” experienced in curating wine lists for top restaurants and resorts, creating unique tasting experiences worldwide, and managing beverage programs that drive product sales. Founder of Wine Channel TV and industry influencer with extensive digital media knowledge and deep relationships with global winemakers and vintners.
WineLand Media Interview - Making Wine For Millennials
Shout out to Anton Pretorius, Online Editor & Journalist at WineLand Media for the interview on how today’s “Conscious Consumer” is changing the landscape of the wine industry.
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Sommelier |Social Media Influencer | Water Sommelier
Jessica Altieri, Certified Sommelier, is a social media entrepreneur, sales enabler, Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker, 2018 Top 40 Wine Influencer, on-camera host and storyteller with her personal quotation that is posted outside of the Disneyland Wine Country Trattoria venue: “Wine Is Just A Conversation Waiting To Happen”.
Altieri’s latest certification as a Water Sommelier further solidifies her position as an innovative authority in the U.S. and around the world. Certification as a Water Sommelier makes Jessica part of a highly exclusive group of tasting professionals. Until 2015, there was only one Water Sommelier in the entire U.S., and even today only a handful exist worldwide.
A pioneer in the use of video and digital “storytelling” with social media for over 8 years, Altieri created the worlds first digital wine lifestyle platform and partnered with some of the most iconic brands in the world, including, Penfolds, Treasury Wine Estates, E&J Gallo and Constellation Brands. Curating original video content with live events and activating full-scale social media takeovers, Altieri gains millions of impressions for the brands she advocates for.
Altieri is the host of “Wine Conversations with Jessica Altieri” on the revolVer Podcast platform. In her book “Kiss My Glass” the NO-BS Wine Buying Guide, Jean-Charles Boisset called Altieri “vibrant, dynamic & charming wine expert, Jess brings joie de vivre, excitement and exuberance to the wine world” while Seresin Estate winemaker Clive Dougall noted “Jessica brings a great, modern, fun and youthful energy to wine that I’ve not encountered before”.
Jessica Altieri Certified Water Sommelier
Jessica Altieri, a leading digital wine lifestyle executive, has added a new title to her already impressive list of credentials- America's Newest Water Sommelier.
"I've never forgotten her! Infectious personality, energetic, wine smart and tells it as it is - just what all wine consumers' need with such a vast array of wines to choose from." - Alastair Maling MW | Villa Maria
Social Media Expert
Jessica Altieri is a leading digital social media expert, entertaining and educating wine enthusiasts around the globe. Her innovative, non-pretentious approach to wine has attracted leading lifestyle brands in food, fashion, retail and hi-tech.
We are always excited to share great news about great people in the world of wine, but “super excited” to announce the selection of Jessica Altieri to Wine Enthusiast TOP 40 UNDER 40 TASTEMAKERS 2016 . It’s a “who’s who” list of dynamic tastemakers from around the USA.
Cheers to all on the list and the team at Wine Enthusiast for the support and selection! #humbled #grateful #justgettingstarted
The Voice of Millennial Wine Lovers.
Jessica, or "Just Jess", is a Certified Sommelier, California Wine Appellation Specialist, and the CEO of the Wine Channel TV Network. By reaching and engaging millennials with digitally-based social media, mobile and live experience events, she has led the growth of her wine lifestyle community to over 300K wine enthusiasts in 2015.
Altieri is a visionary for wine "edutainment;" engaging both novice wine drinkers and experienced enthusiasts around the world with fun, fresh and edgy content. In 2013, she published her first book "Kiss My Glass: Jess Altieri's 'NO-BS' Wine Buying Guide" which is now available on Amazon and in select Walgreens stores.
Altieri pioneered the first "Live Wine Experience" for National New Zealand Wine Day, with over 25 high end New Zealand wine brands, over 200 in-studio guests at the Kenmore Live Studio in Chicago, and a worldwide audience engaging on social media with winemakers and bloggers around the world. Her Live Wine Experience digital content and programs have earned the support of leading winemakers and retail brands including Walgreens, Roundy's, Constellation Brands, E.&J. Gallo, Gibson's Restaurant Group and more.
A High-End Disruptor.
Altieri is one of the world's most sought after millennial-aged professional wine judges. For the past 3 years, she has judged in the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world.
Jessica has also worked with some of the world's leading groups and trade associations, including the Italian Trade Commission, New Zealand Government, Assovini Sicilia, French Ministry Agriculture and more.
In addition, Jessica has created and led "live experience wine events" with leading brands, including Bentley, Laurent-Perrier, Vince Camuto, Nordstrom, Prada and others. She has even been a speaker at numerous wine & food lifestyle events, including VINO 2015 Italian Wine Week - the largest Italian Wine Exhibition outside of Italy.
Wine Region Experience
"Jessica is a typical millennial: aggressive, adventurous, skeptical and a wine drinker. And as the founder of Wine Channel TV, she is trying to make the snooty world of wine tasting more appealing to her generation." - Reuters
Taking the Wine World by Storm.
Jessica has appeared as a wine lifestyle contributor on CNBC, ABC7 Chicago, WGN, ESPN Radio, Yahoo Sports Radio, KGO810 and was featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine.
Meet Your Lifestyle Connoisseur.
Altieri has hosted and produced some of the nation's most upscale wine lifestyle events, including the award winning Sip & Shop Westfield Old Orchard event for the past two years. The event features a specially curated wine, champagne and spirit offering with over 40 selections along with upscale retailer participation from Nordstrom, Macy's, Tiffany &Co., Prada and more.
In 2015, her millennial-driven wine lifestyle event included the NFL Draft event: "Sips.Suits.Stilettos." featuring the exclusive launch of the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed, with featured wine & champagne brands including Laurent-Perrier, St. Supery, Landmark Vineyards, Primus, Vince Camuto and Villa Maria.