Wine, spirits and travel writer, consultant, speaker and educator, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CS/CSW is Co-founder of Cogill Consulting, and Founder & President of Dallas Uncorked, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit wine education organization founded in 2004.
A Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine, after fifteen 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 for the city magazine of Dallas, TX, D Magazine.
From 2012-2015 Hayley contributed a weekly wine and spirits segment on the lifestyle television program “The Broadcast” on KTXD-TV/Dallas, moving on to her current role hosting wine segments on KXAS-TV/NBC Dallas in 2016.
She and her husband, film critic, Gary Cogill, are partners in producing a weekly podcast for reVolver Podcasts, “Cogill Wine & Film: A Perfect Pairing.” Additionally, the duo are regular contributors on wine and film for “West Hawaii Today,” Hawaii Island’s newspaper.
Additionally, Hayley freelances for various other publications, radio and television shows and has been featured on KTVT-TV/CBS Dallas, KATU-TV/ABC Portland, WFAA-TV/ABC Dallas, KPRC-TV/NBC Houston and KTXD-TV/Dallas; “Tasting Room Radio” Vancouver, BC; KTCK-1310 AM “The Ticket” Radio/Dallas; “SLO Living Radio” Monterey, CA; D Moms Magazine, Pink Memo Magazine, New York & Los Angeles, Southern Bride Magazine, Fearless Critic Guide, and Beverly Drive Magazine.
Hayley is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Dallas, serving on the board in 2015-2016; the Society of Wine Educators; and the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association.
Writing about, and enjoying, the celebration of wine and food with the people you love most is much of what guides Hayley’s everyday life, which she writes about on her blog, Red Wine With Breakfast. Celebrating Every glass is an adventure, Feedspot named Red Wine With Breakfast one of the top 100 wine influencers/websites/blogs in the country for 2020, and Corking Wine named Hayley one of the top 101 wine writers in the world in 2020.
She has tasted some of the best wine in the world, traveling extensively to the many of the greatest wine regions on the planet, always seeking that completely perfect glass.