Wine and Music with Ramsey Lewis and Jessica Altieri
Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts Beverage Director Jessica Altieri
Go ahead start tapping your toes. You know the song if you hear it. Yes, its called, “The In Crowd”. Join wine celebrity Jessica Altieri for this weeks #BestSipEver feature with music legend Ramsey Lewis.
I don’t know about you, but sipping vino with Ramsey Lewis playing in the background, is near perfect. Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. was born in Chicago on May 27, 1935. He grew up in the Cabrini Homes housing project that also spawned soul vocalists Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler. We caught up with Ramsey and found out what keeps him going after all these years of success. Does he have passion and love for wine? You bet he does.
Watch the video interview and the “secret” to his success. And keep tapping those toes…..
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. 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 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. In 2018,
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.
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 500K wine enthusiasts in 2018.
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.
Experienced senior hospitality and experiential marketing producer who also holds her certification as a wine and water sommelier and has 10+ years’ marketing experience in the hospitality, retail and luxury market industry. An award winning 40 Under 40 Tastemaker with a passion for learning and growing expertise in developing unique, multifaceted, award winning experiences. Significant experience in producing live experience events for iconic brands including Penfolds, Bentley, E&J Gallo, Laurent- Perrier, Westfield Mall, Kenmore, Italian Trade Commission and Robert Mondavi.
Pioneer in the use of video and digital media and integrated online and live event productions creating the first New Zealand Wine Day activation with 20+ New Zealand Winemakers and live studio audiences around the world. Launched Digital Sips integrated campaign with leading brands including GE, E&J Gallo and the 1871 Chicago, Technology and Entrepreneurship Center.