The Perfect Pairing Blog

We’re Concerned: Functioning In Our World Today


We normally start our posts with a “wine of the day” or a “we’re cooking” headline. Today, it seems more appropriate to start with a headline that touches on the reality of how we are feeling today. Quite simply, in the matter of a week, we have found ourselves in a time of great concern. Last week I was drinking wine in Napa with my husband and my sister. Today the thought of getting on an airplane is furthest from my mind….and I spend a lot of time in airplanes.

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What To Drink Now: Winter White Wines


Portions of this story were originally printed in “West Hawaii Today,” February 18, 2020


Though temperatures aren’t necessarily freezing on the Big Island this time of year, they are cooler than average, making this the perfect time to sip an unctuous white wine with luscious texture and beautiful character.

Chardonnay is a go-to white wine to warm you from inside, as the malleable variety easily absorbs vineyard characteristics while delivering a medium to full-bodied wine. When grown in warmer climates, like various parts of California, the wines offer tropical fruit flavors, mimicking some of our island favorites, like pineapple, mango, and guava, ideal for this time of year.

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It’s All About The Oscars & Abacus on This Week’s “Cogill Wine and Film” Podcast

This week’s “Cogill Wine & Film, A Perfect Pairing” Podcast, on reVolver Podcasts, we toast this year's Academy Awards and prepare for the big show with Gary's predictions. Our perfect pairing of the show is a tiny production, ultra-premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from ZD Winery, Abacus. Gary's Oscar ballot is below. Listen in for … Continue reading It’s All About The Oscars & Abacus on This Week’s “Cogill Wine and Film” Podcast