Wine Channel TV host/sommelier/wine judge Jessica Altieri jumps in James VanOsdol’s Mazda 3 to eat pizza from Dough Bros in River North and answer some key questions:
- What’s a good wine for spring drinking?
- What kind of wine should you drink with artichoke pizza? (Selfish question: That’s what I was eating in the car.)
- Is there a future in car-based food podcasting?
- We talk about her path to TV host, starting as a basketball-playing jock and ending up on camera with a glass of wine in her hand.
“Kiss My Glass” (Jessica’s wine guide for everyday, non-snooty wine drinkers) is discussed, too.
I also make the observation that Jessica’s like a specific Talking Heads song, which leads me to wonder in hindsight which Talking Heads song I am.
And did you know Walgreens has wine ambassadors? Jessica used to be one.