Alisha Blackwell-Cavert, Independent Wine Consultant, St. Louis

Alisha Blackwell-Calvert on accidentally eating horse in Italy, getting into character for restaurant service, ghosts named Mrs. Magruder and her 1-ton friend, Moose.

Alisha is an independent wine consultant, based in St Louis. She began working in restaurants in 2004, after studying Equestrian Science & Biology at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. In 2017, she was hired as a sommelier at Reeds American Table in St Louis, which Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded as one of the top 100 Restaurants for three years in a row. In 2018, she was named as a "Rising Star" by Feast Magazine, as well as one of Wine Enthusiast's "Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers." Throughout her wine career, she has worked as a sommelier, a beverage consultant, as well as in sales and distribution.

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