Jessica Altieri

Certified Wine and Water Sommelier | Luxury Brand Influencer

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Jessica Altieri, Brand Influencer and Joe Harden, Winemaker Talk Hoops and Passion


At 6’7″, Joe Harden may be the world’s tallest winemaker, (send us pics of anyone taller), but these days he is best known for his winemaking excellence at Robert Mondavi Winery. Joe is now sharing his passion for wine with wine lovers around the world with the team at Robert Mondavi Winery.

In April 2014, Joe was asked to take the reins as Winemaker for the red wine program at Robert Mondavi Winery working on their Bordeaux varietals. Join Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri with Robert Mondavi winemaker Joe Harden for an exclusive interview at Formento’s restaurant in Chicago. Joe and Jessica talk about the passion of Robert Mondavi and his vision for creating wine experiences for every food and wine pairing. Formento’s Executive Chef Todd Stein paired 3 exquisite dishes for the featured Robert Mondavi wines.

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In January 2015, Formento’s, an Italian-heritage restaurant was created in honor of owner John Ross’ grandmother, Lucielle Formento. This is “old-school” meets “new school” customers. Executive Chef Todd Stein brings his love of all things Italian to the table. Check out the 3 delicious dishes prepared by Chef Todd with amazing wines from Robert Mondavi.

For more information Robert Mondavi wines, visit Robert Mondavi here and for a great Chicago Italian dining experience, visit Formento’s here .