Hayley Hamilton Cogill

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Newport Beach, CA, USA
Texas Christian University, International Sommelier Society, Society Of Wine Educators, Wine Scholar Guild
Wine, Spirits, Wine Country Travel
  • Hayley is a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and most recently became a Spanish Wine Scholar, achieving this certification with the highest honors.
  • After 15 years as an executive in the television industry, Hayley left the corporate world as Vice President for The Nielsen Company in 2010 to focus solely on wine, food, and travel, writing as the wine and spirits columnist for the city magazine of Dallas, Texas, D Magazine.
  • In addition to writing, Hayley is a wine educator, speaker, podcast host, and television contributor, working with KXAS-TV/NBC in Dallas, and co-hosting the podcast "Cogill Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing" on reVolver Podcasts.


Hayley's journey into the world of wine and food came in 2004 when she began Dallas Uncorked, a not-for-profit wine education organization in Dallas, Texas. Having a passion for the grape, she went on to earn her Sommelier Certification, along with becoming a Certified Specialist of Wine, and Spanish Wine Scholar with the Highest Honors. Hayley spent ten years as the wine and spirits contributor for the city magazine of Dallas, TX, D Magazine, along with contributing wine, spirits, and travel stories to Southern Bride Magazine, D Homes Magazine, Beverly Drive Magazine, and Pink Memo New York & Los Angeles. In addition, Hayley is a regular contributor for all things wine on the NBC affiliate in Dallas, TX, KXAS-TV, and she and her husband, film critic, Gary Cogill, are partners in producing “Cogill Wine & Film: A Perfect Pairing,” podcast for reVolver Podcasts. Enjoying the celebration of wine and food with the people you love is much of what guides Hayley’s everyday life, which she writes about on her website, RedWineWithBreakfast.com. In 2020 and 2021 the site was recognized as one of the "Top 100 wine websites, blogs, and influencers" in the world by FeedSpot and "Top 101" by Corking Wines. When asked what her favorite wine is, she often says, “the wine in my glass right now,” believing every glass is an adventure.


Hayley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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