Welcome to Episode 1787 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. In today's episode, she interviews Shakera Jones
About today’s guest
Shakera Jones is a NYC-based food and wine writer, content creator, host, podcaster and educator. Her show Weekly Wines, on the streaming platform SOMMTV, explores grape varieties and production regions to broaden the palates of her followers. She is committed to breaking down the intimidation often associated with the world of fine wines.
Through her page @blackgirlsdinetoo she has focused on creating a community that promotes and supports diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for women and other underrepresented groups in the culinary and fine wine industries.
She was recently recognized as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's 40 under 40 Tastemakers in 2021. She has been named as a cast member on Season 2 of the James Beard Award nominated competition show Sparklers, set to air in 2024 and was recently featured in the Tastemade series “Street Somm”.
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a leading communications and marketing professional for the beverage alcohol industry. Currently, Juliana is a Senior Brand Manager at Frederick Wildman, where she is focused on building their Italian wine portfolio. Prior to that, she led the California Division as a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. for over 10 years. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 15 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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