Jessica Altieri leads millennial wine revolution

By on May 29, 2014

Jessica Altieri is the host of Wine Channel TV

Jessica Altieri is the host of Wine Channel TV, an online network that covers the world of wine. (Photo courtesy of Wine Channel TV)

Jessica Altieri has quickly become a force in the international wine scene.

The CEO of Wine Channel TV has become a voice for influential millennial wine drinkers and now travels the globe to taste and talk about wine.

Altieri, 29, grew up in Chicago and went to college in New York City to study journalism. That’s where she became interested in wine as well as creating videos about food and wine around the city and posting them on the Internet.

While we were in California recently, we sat down with Altieri to talk about her career and the focus of Wine Channel TV. Here’s the interview:

After moving to California to become a certified sommelier, Altieri launched Wine Channel TV in 2009, and it has exploded in popularity. In addition to her website, she also has a big following on YouTube (more than 1 million views) and Facebook (more than 100,000 followers). She also does live events on a Roku channel and even has her own iPhone app.

In the past couple of years, she has gotten into the wine judging scene and helps run a millennial wine competition with Vineyard & Winery Management magazine.

Last year, Altieri came out with her first book, a brief guide to wine called “Kiss My Glass.”

Here are a few links from this week’s Great Northwest Winecast:

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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