Luxury Lovers Perfect Sip with Water Sommelier Jessica Altieri
Water Sommelier Jessica Altieri and the Perfect Bentley and Water Pairing
First ingredient: 2018 Bentley Continental GT
Offered only as a four-seat convertible, it is available with just one powertrain: a 582-hp 6.0-liter W-12 engine paired with an eight-speed transmission. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and deliver a phenomenal top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).
The new Continental GT features innovations throughout the drivetrain, making it the most advanced Bentley model ever built. Many of the polished chrome details inside the car can be commissioned with Bentley’s new diamond knurling – an eye-catching finish that makes controls easier to grip, while bouncing light beautifully around the car.
There are 15 interior hides to choose from covering everything from the seats and the dashboard top to the door panels and car headliner. They are Magnolia, Camel, Linen, Portland, Saddle, Brunel, Cumbrian Green, Burnt Oak, Damson, Cricket Ball, Hotspur, Newmarket Tan, Porpoise, Imperial Blue and Beluga. Carpets can be chosen to match either the main hide or secondary hide. Dual clutch transmission provides impressively quick gearshifts and smooth acceleration to enhance the car’s dynamic character. The 48V Active Roll Control system senses road conditions and changes the car’s movement instantaneously to optimise handling and ensure a smooth ride. And electric steering improves feedback to the driver so that it always feels right for the driving conditions.
Water Sommelier Perfect Fine Water Pairing
Svalbarði Polar Iceberg Water; water from melted icebergs – calved freshly from the fjords around Svalbard, just 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole – provide the source for Svalbarði’s pure water. Iceberg waters are some of the rarest in the world due to the difficulty of gathering this arctic water. Jessica Altieri was onsite and hosting the VIP luxury event this past week for the Chicago launch of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT at Gold Coast Bentley. Congratulations to Joe Perillo and Cesar Marin from from Gold Coast Bentley for the “Perfect Sip of Luxury”.
A Water Sommelier is someone educated on the properties of water and the elements that affect it. Training includes identification of the terroir, which is the manner in which the geographic region affects the flavor and properties of the water before settling in the location from which it is sourced for drinking. Different terroirs produce varying levels of minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium and Sodium. These minerals, which are present at different levels based on geography and other factors, have a marked impact on the taste and mouthfeel of water.
Different kinds of water pair better with different types of food, just like wine. Additionally, the quality and type of water used in coffee and tea have a significant impact on the taste of the beverage and can also alter the taste profile of a glass of wine or an entire meal.
Jessica’s innovative, sophisticated, but humble approach has established her as one of the world’s most sought-after millennial-aged professional wine judges and tasting experts. In conjunction with her work with lifestyle brands in food, fashion, retail and hi-tech, Jessica Altieri is undeniably an innovative authority in the wine lifestyle industry.
About Jessica Altieri
Jessica Altieri is a wine expert and sought-after wine judge and was recently named as one of the “40 under 40” to watch in the food and beverage industry by “Wine Enthusiast” magazine. Altieri is the CEO of The Wine Channel TV network and hosts a popular wine podcast on Revolver called “Wine Conversations with Jessica Altieri.” She has been a lifestyle contributor to CNBC, Yahoo! News, ABC7 Chicago and ESPN Radio, among others.