“Wine is just a conversation waiting to happen.” Altieri’s personal mantra demonstrates her accessible approach and helped launch her career as one of TV’s top wine commentators. The certified sommelier founded Wine Channel TV in 2009, and has been a frequent guest on CNBC, ABC and WGN. Altieri’s most recent project is Wine Judges Corner, an online community focused on wine competitions and the professionals who rate and review wines. “After years of meeting so many talented industry leaders, I realized there was a need for an international community specifically for competitions and award-winning wines,” she says.