Well, "Halo" there!Every time I received wine in a plastic cup, I let out a little wine/whine... I let out a little whine because my wine tasted cheap... and I let out a little wine on my shirt, shoes, or worse, someone else's shirt, because plastic cups are just downright messy and unpleasant!
Having taught thousands of wine aficionados and professionals over the last decade, Jessica Bell feels most comfortable with a glass of wine in hand. In recent years, however, she began to notice a glass of wine at non-glass venues, like stadiums and concerts, was not an option.
A relentless closet inventor, Jessica set out to invent a wine glass that would be the smart and fun solution to non-glass wine consumption. With a Beta launch in summer 2016, HaloVino®, the world’s first shatterproof, stackable, stemless wine glass, can now be found at MLB ballparks, NBA stadiums, major festivals, grocery stores and backyard shindigs.
Jessica admits her professional trajectory post-NYC-investment-banking days has been a thinly veiled attempt to legitimize her love of wine-ing and dining. Upon leaving Goldman Sachs, she worked at a winery in Spain, then as a sommelier in New York City and, finally, as wine school owner in Milwaukee and Chicago. An internationally respected wine educator, Jessica served as France’s Armagnac Ambassador, USAID’s wine education liaison to the Republic of Georgia and Napa Valley Vintner’s prestigious scholarship recipient. She is also an approved educator of several regions including Burgundy, Rhone and Spain, and holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the WSET®, and a certificate in Viticulture & Vinification from the American Sommelier Association.
Jessica can be found on radio and TV as a regular wine contributor, and host of Emmy award winning food show, Wisconsin Foodie. As a mom to two young children and a hustling startup founder, Jessica currently has no hobbies outside drinking wine, eating out, traveling and spending time with her family… and wouldn't want it any other way! Cheers!