Hayley Hamilton Cogill

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Lake Las Vegas, Nevada
Texas Christian University
Spanish Wine, Wine Country Travel, Film And Food Pairing
  • Hayley has traveled to the world's finest wine regions interviewing growers and producers while tasting some of the best wines ever made. When asked what her favorite wine is, she often says, "the wine in my glass right now," as every glass is an adventure.
  • Hayley and her husband, Emmy award-winning film critic Gary Cogill, co-host the weekly podcast "Cogill Wine and Film: A Perfect Pairing" with reVolver Podcasts sharing their mutual love of wine and film.
  • With the gift of hospitality and a love of entertaining, in 2020, Hayley followed in her restauranteur grandmother's footsteps, developing Hawaii Uncorked, a personal chef and catering company serving the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.


Hayley is an award-winning wine, spirits, and wine country travel writer and presenter. After spending a decade in the television industry, Hayley left her position as Vice President with the Nielsen Company to pursue her interests within the wine industry. She spent ten years writing the wine and spirits column for D Magazine in Dallas, Texas, while running a successful 501c3 not-for-profit wine education organization, Dallas Uncorked. Hayley became the weekly wine contributor for the regional Texas television shows "The Broadcast" and "Texas Daily" in 2012, moving to KXAS-TV/NBC DFW in 2016. Telling the stories behind a great bottle of wine is much of what drives Hayley's everyday life, which she shares on her award-winning blog, Red Wine With Breakfast.


Hayley received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas Christian University. She is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier through the International Sommelier Guild, a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators, and a Spanish Wine Scholar, receiving accreditation with the highest honors.
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