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What To Drink Now: Wines To Get You Through Election Day

A few hours left. VOTE!!


It is finally here, the end of a crazy political year, and if you are like me, you need a drink. I am not proposing all-day drinking binges as you watch the results, but let’s face it, a few glasses might take the edge off no matter which way the votes go.  So, let’s toast to red, white, and rosé.

And, if you haven’t done so already, get out there today and VOTE!

We may think rose wine is best enjoyed in the summertime. But dry rosé options, still and sparkling, are agreeable any time of year. Fresh and lively, rosé wines pair perfectly with everything from grilled or poached fish and shellfish, spicy Thai, sushi, and stir-fry, roasted chicken or pork, to the entire Thanksgiving meal.

As we hope to be celebrating on Tuesday night, try your rosé with bubbles.

Blending biodynamically farmed Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, and Sankt Laurent…

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Cogill’s Thoughts: Remembering Sean Connery

I was privileged to interview Sean Connery over the years multiple times, but three, in particular, come to mind. In 1987 after an early afternoon flight to Los Angeles, followed by a studio screening of "The Untouchables," I moved into a day-long series of interviews with Kevin Costner, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith, director Brian … Continue reading Cogill’s Thoughts: Remembering Sean Connery

Wine of the Day: Ritual Sauvingon Blanc

Wine and Apple -TV+, a perfect pairing. #Cheers


If you haven’t tuned into the latest road trip series with Ewan McGregor on Apple+, “Long Way Up,” you are missing out. The show features two long time friends, Ewan and his buddy, Charley Boorman, on their third journey from point a to point b on their motorcycles.

They did the first series, “Long Way Round” in 2004, followed by “Long Way Down” in 2007, and now thirteen years later, “Long Way Up” has just been released with episodes airing every Thursday. Comparing the first series with this one shows that with a bit of age we all get smarter, and hopefully more aware of the world around you.

Casablanca Valley, Chile

Traveling with the two and the same crew they have used for each series we begin at the southern tip of Argentina, traveling north zig-zaging through Argentina and Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, etc., ending in Los Angeles…

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