Cogill Reviews: “Hustlers”

Originally published in West Hawaii Today, September 20, 2019 "Hustlers" is more than just the ultimate feminist movie. It's a sobering, insightful look at the good, bad, and ugly of chasing the American dream and offers a screen load of ideas about the way capitalism works. It also features a nuanced, Oscar-level performance by Jennifer … Continue reading Cogill Reviews: “Hustlers”

What To Drink Now: Elegant Italian Sparklers

Red Wine with Breakfast

Over 300 grape varieties are used to actively produce wines in Italy, with another 300 or 400 grown throughout the country making small production, regional wines for towns and villages, enjoyed by locals and visitors. Thankfully, many of these beauties are imported into the US, giving us the opportunity to get a taste of Italy easily.

Cartizze, Prosecco Superiore DOCG

When we think Italian sparkling, fruity, frothy Prosecco comes to mind. Prosecco DOC sparklers, like La Marca and Zardetto, are made to be enjoyed in its youth, the wines are approachable, affordable and fun, perfect for sipping on their own or mixed with fruit juice or spirits to create flirty cocktails. Prosecco Superiore DOCG defines more of a sense of place, telling the stories of the history and terroir. The 15 communes that make up the Prosecco Superiore DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the most premium part of the region, just…

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What To Drink Now: Toasting The 4th of July

Red Wine with Breakfast

Happy 4th!!! As you ready your picnic baskets and beach totes, consider light and refreshing, or bold and robust wine to enjoy on this beautiful day. Each unique blend celebrates their individuality while melding to become something great, much like the principles that defined our declaration of independence

We would be nowhere without our neighbor to the south, Mexico. Mexican immigrants have helped build this country as much as our European forefathers, particularly in the wine industry with immigrants contributing their skills working throughout America’s vineyards and wineries. And, many Mexican-Americans and Mexican immigrants produce some stellar juice. From Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueno, crafting concentrated, structured, elegant wines, like his Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, to first-generation Mexican-Americans the Ceja family who started their Napa winery in 1999, to Robledo Vineyards, the first winery in the US to be launched by a Mexican migrant worker in 2003.

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