Wine, spirits, and travel writer, consultant, speaker, and educator, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CS/CSW/SWS 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, Certified Specialist of Wine, and Spanish Wine Scholar with Highest Honors, 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 weekly wine and spirits segments on the lifestyle television program “The Broadcast” on KTXD-TV/Dallas and aired throughout Texas via London Broadcasting. In 2016 she moved on to her current role, hosting wine segments on KXAS-TV/NBC Dallas. She and her husband, film critic Gary Cogill, are partners in producing “Cogill Wine & Film: A Perfect Pairing,” podcast for reVolver Podcasts. She is currently a feature writer with Tasting Table online magazine.Additionally, Hayley freelances for various other publications. She 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; West Hawaii Today, Pink Memo Magazine, New York & Los Angeles, Southern Bride Magazine. The duo moved to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2017. With the gift of hospitality and a love of entertaining, Hayley turned her passion for cooking into developing Hawaii Uncorked, a private chef and catering company on the Big Island of Hawaii, in 2020. In October of 2021, Gary and Hayley moved to Southern California to continue their adventures closer to the California wineries that the pair have grown to love. Hayley is a Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Dallas member, 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 industry from 2020 forward. 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 many of the world’s greatest wine regions, always seeking that completely perfect glass.
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Thanks for reaching out. Would love to discuss your opportunity. If you would like to email us, Hayley@dallasuncorked.org, we can go from there.