Farouk Chaabi is a sommelier, wine consultant, educator, advisor, personal wine buyer and luxury French & Italian wine tour guide. He was born in Tunisia. He grew up in the Northern Rhône Valley, in the heart of Syrah, surrounded by the prestigious appellations of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas, and Saint Péray. He moved to the US pursuing his studies in 1991. Farouk’s appreciation of wine grew as he apprenticed under French and Italian wine experts in the United States. He attended the Capital Wine School (Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) ) in Washington, D.C, where he obtained his WSET Level 3 Certification Course.
Since 2014 Farouk has been a Consultant, educator & advisor, organizing wine tastings, wine dinners, and wine tours across French & Italy wine regions.
Farouk is the sommelier at Cuistot restaurant in Palm Desert, California. You will find him pouring mostly French & Italian wines. For more information about the tastings & wine dinners feel free to Contact him.