CEO, Certified Sommelier, Wine Channel TV Digital Network, Chicago, IL
Jessica Altieri is a pioneer in the world of digital wine lifestyle entertainment, creating the world’s first digital wine lifestyle network, Wine Channel TV Digital Network. In August, 2016 Ms. Altieri was named a Wine Enthusiast TOP 40 UNDER 40 TASTEMAKERS 2016
More importantly, Altieri is a visionary for wine “edutainment”; engaging novice wine drinkers and experienced wine enthusiasts around the globe with fun, fresh and creative content featuring leading wine lifestyle brands.
A Certified Sommelier from the world renowned Court Of Master Sommeliers, and a California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS), the first and only in-depth professional credential dedicated to California wine, Altieri travels the world annually to continue her education and knowledge of wine regions and trends. Jessica is also the author of Kiss My Glass, “NO-BS” Wine Guide, sold in selected Walgreens stores.
Jessica is a sought after Professional Wine Competition Judge, and was selected at the age of 28 to judge at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, largest competition of American wines in the USA. Altieri works with some of the world’s leading Trade Associations, including the Italian Trade Commission, New Zealand Government, Assovini Sicilia, French Ministry of Agriculture, Washington State Wine Commission, Oregon Wine Board and others. Altieri has appeared as a wine lifestyle contributor on FOX, CNBC, ABC7, WGN, ESPN Radio, Yahoo Sports Radio and featured in Reuters, SF Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast. Jessica is a graduate of NYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Altieri’s first love was a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in a restaurant in the Lower East Side of NYC, celebrating her first sale as a research sales executive for Experian. She left Wall Street one week later for Napa.
Praise for Jessica Altieri
“Jess brings joie de vivre, excitement and exuberance to the wine world”.
–Jean-Charles Boisset – Boisset Family Estates
“Jess …brings a great, modern, fun and youthful energy to wine that I’ve not encountered before. Jess certainly strips it back to what it’s actually all about- deliciousness!”
– Clive Dougall Winemaker – Seresin Estate Wines
“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 – Group Winemaker, Villa Maria Winery – New Zealand
“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.”