Jessica Altieri, luxury brand infleuncer is on site at Gold Coast Bentley in Chciago for the launch of the 2018 Bentley Continental GT Coupe. #newcontinentalgt What is the perfect pariing for the new Bentley? Lets start with water from melted icebergs - carved 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. Svalbarði is the world's northernmost bottled water and is recognised by the Fine Water Society as the world's best tasting super low mineral water. As for the new Bentley, vroom vroom! 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. An all-new Continental coupe goes on sale in mid-2018 and boasts a claimed 207-mph top speed and a 621-hp turbocharged W-12 engine.
A $100 bottle of wine for the holiday. Lame. A $100 bottle of extremely rare fine water sourced from the purest of icebergs in the fjords surrounding Norway’s Svalbard islands. Just 1,000km from the North Pole at 79° north, these islands sit in the middle of the Arctic Ocean and are one of Europe’s last great wildernesses with more polar bears than people.
That's just one of the featured fine waters from The Water Sommelier Ultimate Fine Water Gift Guide from Jessica Altieri, Americas newest and hottest Certified Water Sommelier.
Acclaimed sommelier, 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 impressive resume is well-known, and for good reason. She is a Certified Wine Sommelier, California Wine Appellation Specialist, 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.
The Water Sommelier Ultimate Fine Water Gift Guide was created to provide the ultimate in fine water gifts for those discerning tastemakers who enjoy great wine and now will have the right water to pair with that wine, holiday dinner or party.
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.