Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive

The sommelier and founder of the Hue Society talks about her path to wine and activism

Tahiirah Habibi Makes Wine Inclusive
After leaving the Court of Master Sommeliers, Tahiirah Habibi decided to forge her own path by bridging activism and wine. (Courtesy Hue Society)
From the Dec 31, 2021, issue

Tahiirah Habibi was studying to become the first Black female Master Sommelier when she was told to address other sommeliers as masters. After leaving the Court, Habibi forged her own path bringing inclusion and activism to the wine industry. Wine Spectator sits down the sommelier and founder of the Hue Society to talk her journey in wine and activism.

Member-Only Content

Premium Subscription

Join today and get immediate access to this article, and to our entire database of more than 400,000 wine ratings. It only takes moments—but it will help you drink better all year long.

Start Free 30-day Trial

Already a member? Sign In

You Might Also Like

Napa’s Ultimate Throwback

Napa’s Ultimate Throwback

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir house El Molino thrives in Napa Cabernet country

Sep 30, 2022
Zachary Kameron’s High-Elevation Wine Program

Zachary Kameron’s High-Elevation Wine Program

At Peak, the wine director has built a world-class list at the top of New York City’s 30 …

Jul 26, 2022
Southern Italian Hospitality and Falanghina

Southern Italian Hospitality and Falanghina

Mustilli’s resurrection of a signature white

Jul 19, 2022
Mark Lyon's Staying Power

Mark Lyon's Staying Power

The Sonoma winemaking vet talks about discovering wine, building his career at Sebastiani …

Jul 15, 2022
Alex Cuper Homes in on South American Wines in the Windy City

Alex Cuper Homes in on South American Wines in the Windy City

The Chicago beverage director talks about his decision to put Malbec on the front, middle …

Jul 13, 2022
Wine Talk: Trisha Yearwood

Wine Talk: Trisha Yearwood

Heading to Napa for a music festival, the country music star and cookbook author talks with …

Jul 8, 2022