Meet Americas Newest Water Sommelier Jessica Altieri
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 Certified 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.
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 geographic region that water goes through before settling in an aquifer. Different terroirs produce varying levels of Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, and Iron. These four prominent minerals, which are present at different levels based on geography and other factors, have a marked impact on the taste of water.
Jessica's innovative, sophisticated, but humble approach has established her as one of the world's most sought-after millennial-aged professional wine judges. 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 industry.
In 2009, Jessica founded the Wine Channel TV Digital Network, which partners with some of the world's leading wine and lifestyle brands to create niche online digital channels to drive awareness and social media engagement. By targeting millennials with a digital strategy to promote mobile and live experiences around the world, Jessica's wine lifestyle community exploded to over 500K wine enthusiasts within just a few years.
For more information on the Wine Channel TV Digital Network, visit www.wctvmedia.com, and to connect with Jessica, visit www.jessicaaltieri.com.