Women In Wine: Tahiirah Habibi, Founder of Hue Society
This week for our #womeninwinewednesday, we are profiling wine innovator, Tahiirah Habibi. A Philly native, Tahiirah began her journey in the wine industry by attending The Philadelphia School of Wine. As her knowledge of wine grew, so did her awareness of the fact that there was a serious lack of diversity in the industry. From there, Tahiirah has made it her goal and focus to expand the knowledge of wine and wine culture in the African American community. Her wine journey has taken her from Philadelphia to Miami, where she was named one of the “Top Five Female Sommeliers in South Florida” by Ocean Drive Magazine. While in Miami, she ran the wine programs for many establishments such as the St. Regis Bal Harbour, Michael’s Genuine as well as creating private cellars and running different events for domestic and international clients. Now based in Atlanta, her most recent endeavor was founding Hue Society, an organization committed to the inclusion of women and people of color in the wine industry. It’s through the Hue Society that Tahiirah is presenting “The Black Wine Experience” at this year’s Essence Festival in New Orleans July 5th-7th. The Black Wine Experience will allow attendees to experience celebrated multicultural brands, winemakers and events. Cheers to Tahiirah and to her constant push for inclusion in the wine industry.