Shakera T. Jones

Shakera Jones of BlackGirlsDineToo—a lifestyle brand, blog, and social media space—serves as a guide to the wonderful world of high-end food and wine. Her welcoming teaching style and warm personality allow people to learn about wine and cuisine no matter their knowledge or experience. Hosting bi-weekly virtual “tastings,” Shakera explores varietals and production regions to broaden the palates of her followers. All while she breaks down the intimidating barriers often associated with the world of fine wines. Shakera’s goal is to promote and support diversity and inclusion efforts for women and other underrepresented groups in the culinary and fine wine industries. A need she identified from her own experiences exploring her passion for food, wine, and culture in this space. A tech professional by day and wine student by night, she is currently studying to obtain certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine Scholar Guild (Spanish Wine Scholar). Shakera is also a media personality on the SOMM TV streaming network and is part of the cast of the soon to be released film, SOMM 4. She is a wine writer and recently launched her new podcast A Glass for Every Palate.