Cathy Huyghe, Forbes

Cathy Huyghe


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Cathy:

4 Super Compelling Wines In Sonoma Right Now

Ready for some weekend wine? This weekend, head for Sonoma. Here are four super compelling wines to point you in the right direction. → Read More

4 Super Compelling Sonoma Wines Right Now: Why They Work

These are not the only compelling wines being poured in Sonoma right now. But they are four samples that are the wine equivalent of catching your eye from across the room. Track them down for yourself, and take the pulse of Sonoma. → Read More

Unorthodox Tasting Notes For Unorthodox Wines: Low-Alcohol And No-Alcohol Wine From New York State

It's an unorthodox category that inspires unorthodox language. Today's post "listens in" on winemakers talking with each other about low-alcohol and no-alcohol wines. → Read More

4 Fresh Ways To Look At Low-Alcohol And No-Alcohol Wines

The wine industry is “pro-alcohol” by default. So what is its response to the consumer desire for low- or no-alcohol beverages? The New York Wine & Grape Foundation addressed the question head-on. → Read More

Dining Out Again, With Wine: Restaurants And The Post-Vaccination Experience

What does a "new and better normal" look like, in terms of dining out with a group in a restaurant environment? Today's post considers the beginning, middle and end of a post-vaccination meal. → Read More

Old Fogeys Vs The Rest Of Us: Perspectives On Pinotage Wines From South Africa

"Old fogey" impressions of pinotage from South Africa are exactly that: outmoded, while today's consumers are ready for the updated version of these wines. Today's post considers the discrepancy, and the modern iterations that are worth seeking out. → Read More

Alcohol, Interrupted: COVID’s Impact On Personal Wine Consumption, And Best Practices Moving Forward

The tangle of living conditions during COVID complicates our consumption and enjoyment of wine. Here are a few things to consider as we shift into the next phase of the pandemic. → Read More

Learning From COVID: Improved Awareness And Execution Of Virtual Wine Tastings

Here are three ways that COVID tastings have re-educated online educators and communicators, myself included. → Read More

South Africa’s Ban On The Sale Of Wine: Making Sense Of A Non-Sensical Situation

It seems non-sensical, to repeatedly ban the sale of alcohol without consideration for the far-reaching financial implications on an entire industry and its workers. Today's post aims for a better understanding through three fundamental questions. → Read More

Champagne, 2020: Reconsidering The Iconic Holiday Beverage In The COVID Era

Champagne still beguiles. That's why it's the inspiration for December posts in this column, as we track 2020's pendulum swings from a "fatally wounded" future to surging sales. → Read More

Systems Support Of Global Wine Online: Exploring The Case Study Of Wine Australia And Accela

The online wine ecosystem has morphed into something barely recognizable from even a year ago. Today we go behind the scenes at a successful integration that's poised to smooth the way for Australian winemakers to export their wines. → Read More

The Beirut Explosion, Twelve Weeks Later: A Closer Look At Its Continued Impact On Lebanon’s Wine Industry

The explosion at the port of Beirut was three months ago, this Tuesday. Today we look closely at a wine producer in Lebanon, Château Marsyas, and the impact the blast had made on their family and their business. → Read More

Italy, We Miss You: The Loneliness Of Italian Wine Lovers During COVID

What do US wine lovers miss most of all, when it comes to travel restrictions during COVID? Not being able to visit Italy tops the list, more for its experience than any specific bottle or cantina. → Read More

When Wine Makes Great Video: Human Conflict And Universal Themes In An Emmy-Nominated Series On Netflix

What seems to make great video about wine is when the video is really about the wine. Instead, it's about the commercial and cultural forces that shape some of that industry’s most salient issues. Here's how. → Read More

Behind The Camera, Behind The Wine: The Realities Of Filming “Reign Of Terroir”

Certainly, the wine episode in the Emmy-nominated Netflix series is visually compelling. But what was the experience like for the people on the other side of the camera? → Read More

As If COVID-19 Weren’t Bad Enough: Government Regulations Cripple The South African Wine Industry

South Africa is the only country in the world whose lockdown regulations include a ban on all liquor sales. Here are three specific scenarios where that's playing out in the wine industry there. → Read More

Expert Guidelines To Virtual Wine Tastings

Virtual wine tastings have never been more popular. Here are five signs that they're also being done well. → Read More

The Wine Tariffs, Close-Up: A Personal Look At The Ongoing Impact

When a "truce" was called earlier this year that stopped increased tariffs on wine from the EU (at least for now), wine lovers breathed a sigh of relief. The reality, however, is that the battle is far from over. → Read More

4 Specific Challenges Of Pregnancy And New Motherhood While Working In Wine

There isn't, yet, a universal guidebook of expectations around pregnancy and new motherhood while working in wine. Until then, here are four challenges the wine industry will continue to face. → Read More

When Non-Wine People Write About Wine: Frances Mayes On The Wines Of Italy

What happens when people write about wine, who are unencumbered by the protocol of formal tasting notes or the rhetoric and history of what wine writing is "supposed" to be? Today we look at author Frances Mayes as an illustration, and a refreshing example. → Read More