"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
Wine Snobs Need Not Apply.
Jessica Altieri is a leading digital wine lifestyle executive, 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.
Leading the New Age for Wine.
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.
"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 the San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine. She's also the Executive Producer of Wine Channel TV Original Web Series programs including:
- Wine Cribs
- Inside Sips
- Killer Pairings
- Digital Sips
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.