Tahiirah Habibi

Years of Participation

Tahiirah is a pioneer in breaking cultural boundaries/stigmas in the wine industry in hopes of creating space for wine lovers in the black community. She was born and raised in Philly but she developed a love and admiration for all things wine in college. After graduating from Penn State, She attended the Philadelphia School of Wine and as she learned more about wine and the culture of wine, she noticed the lack of diversity and People of Color in the industry. This began her fire to become a disruptor and innovator in the wine industry.

She moved to Miami and began operating and managing some of the best wine programs in the city, which included J&G Grill in the St. Regis Bal Barbour, the infamous Michael's Genuine and Baoli. She’s also created private cellars and managed events for local, national and international clients such as pairings for the Haitian Food and Wine Fair. In addition, She was a wine expert at the Uptown Magazine Lexus event.

In addition to the amazing experiences and connections made, Tahiirah has also received various awards and features. This North Philly businesswoman and sommelier was featured in Ocean Drive Magazine as one of the top 5 female sommeliers in South Florida, along with being featured in several publications including XO Nicole, Indulge, and Hypecraze. She was also fortunate to have participated in SOBE Food and Wine Festival.

Now, she is excited to be the founder and owner of Hue Society, an organization committed to the inclusion and education of Women and People of Color in the wine industry. Her experiences and love for culture have led her to create events and tastings focused on bridging the intersection of wine and culture. Her work is rooted in enhancing and empowering the community for both consumers and business owners. Tahiirah has a dream to make an indelible impact in the wine industry with no assimilation required.