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An Unexpected Surprise from Santa Ynez Valley

RED WINE WITH BREAKFAST

Our recent podcast toasted a new film called “Cha Cha Real Smooth” starring Dakota Johnson, a film both Gary and I loved. It is a little surprise of a film filled with heart, humor, and thoughtfulness, reminding us of one of our favorites from last year’s favorite, “Licorice Pizza” or something Richard Linklater would create. For this little feel-good surprise, a wine that conjured up the same feel-good sentiment, a beauty from Santa Ynez Valley, Flor Sauvignon Blanc ($70) from Jonata.

Jonata is quickly becoming one of the leading producers in Central California’s Ballard Canyon appellation, within Santa Ynez Valley, an area not far from the Pacific Ocean, but inland enough to experience very hot summer days that turn into cool nights, ensuring grapes have the ability to develop full ripeness over a long growing season while locking in an essential freshness that gives a lift to the wine…

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We’re Back!

We are back! After a hiatus from the show, we are back in the studio talking wine and film, and covid, and moving, and much more on the new episode of our podcast, "Cogill Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing" on reVolver Podcasts. Thrilled to be back in the studio with Gary, and ready for … Continue reading We’re Back!

Cogill Predicts – “The Oscars”

The 94th Annual Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday night March 27 on ABC and I suspect more surprises will happen this year than any in recent memory. "The Power Of The Dog” leads all nominations with 12, followed by “Dune" with 10, along with “Belfast" and "West Side Story,” with 7 each. … Continue reading Cogill Predicts – “The Oscars”