Shakera T. Jones

Shakera Jones of BlackGirlsDineToo—a blog and social media space—serves as a guide to the wonderful world of high-end food and wine. Her writing, 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,” she explores grapes and regions while breaking down the intimidating barriers often associated with fine wine. Her 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. 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’s Spanish Wine Scholar program.