Jessica Altieri | Wine and Water Sommelier
CEO and Sommelier Jessica Altieri created Wine Channel TV in 2009. Jessica Altieri is an award winning sommelier, a wine lover, certified water sommelier, wine professional, wine judge, wine expert , and digital media executive who promotes wine brands and wine lifestyle brands.
At Wine Channel TV, www.winechanneltv.tv our mission is to breathe new energy into the world of wine lifestyle entertainment and education by creating engaging “edutainment” digital content for wine enthusiasts around the world. We offer original video content and social media programs that are relevant to everyone, from millennials newly embarked on their discovery of wine, to wine collectors enjoying rare wines with friends and family. In August 2016, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Wine Channel TV CEO, Jessica Altieri, a 2016 40 Under 40 Tastemaker. In November 2017, Jessica Altieri was named a Certified Water Sommelier.
Our non-pretentious wine lifestyle content and digital programs are created by enthusiastic wine, digital media and lifestyle professionals and feature the best video content in wine lifestyle entertainment. This includes expert wine education, carefully created wine and winemaker featured content, and unique interactive “edutainment” live tasting experiences. We are the leading “Live Wine Experience” digital company connecting wine enthusiasts with “Live Wine Experiences” with leading wine lifestyle brands around the world.
We are dedicated to creating leading wine lifestyle content with the latest trends in wine, fashion, technology and music, engaging experts and celebrities to connect with wine enthusiasts.
In 2011, we pioneered the first “Live Wine Experience” for National New Zealand Wine Day, with over 25 high end New Zealand wine brands, 200 in-studio guests at the Kenmore Live Studio in Chicago and a worldwide audience engaging with winemakers and bloggers in NYC, San Francisco and New Zealand. Our Live Wine Experience digital content and programs earned the support of leading wine brands and retail brands including Walgreens, Sears (Kenmore), Roundy’s, Constellation Brands, Treasury Wine Estates and leading restaurant and hotel brands. This success led to the creation of the Wine Channel TV Network, the World’s Leading “Wine Lifestyle Network” with over 50+ hours of original wine lifestyle content.
Our original digital web based programs include: Wine Cribs, Inside Sips, Killer Pairings, Digital Sips, Shelf Wars, Flights, Wine Secrets, Best.Sip.Ever., Sip Some Sicily, Sip Some Puglia.
Jessica A. Altieri, Sommelier, Certified Water Sommelier, Founder & CEO
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 Altieri Earns Prestigious Water Sommelier Certification
Jessica’s impressive resume is well-known, and for a good reason. She is a Certified Wine Sommelier, California Wine Appellation Specialist, and the CEO of the Wine Channel TV Network, and one of Wine Enthusiast’s prestigious “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemasters” in 2016. Jessica’s latest certification as a Water Sommelier further solidifies her position as an innovative authority in the United States and around the world.
Jessica’s certification as a Water Sommelier makes her part of a highly exclusive group of tasting professionals. Until 2015, there was only one Water Sommelier in the entire United States, and even today only a handful exist worldwide.
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.
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.”
Jessica Altieri is a certified water sommelier, an award-winning wine sommelier, CEO of the Wine Channel TV Network, and one of Wine Enthusiast’s prestigious “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemasters.” In 2013, Altieri published Kiss My Glass: Jess Altieri’s “No BS” Wine Buying Guide.
For over a decade, Altieri traveled to international wine regions, developing relationships with iconic wine brands, winemakers, and vintners. Jessica has helped companies around the world tell their stories, including Penfolds, Walgreens, Treasury Wine Estates, Constellation Brands, E&J Gallo and Starwood Retail.
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.