Gary Cogill &Hayley Hamilton Cogill
Revolver Media Podcast: "Wine and Film - A Perfect Pairing"
Cogill Consulting brings together the talents of Emmy Award winning journalist and Film Producer Gary Cogill and his wife, Sommelier/CSW & Dallas Uncorked Founder, Hayley Hamilton Cogill. Working together, yet thriving individually, the duo team for the perfect pairing of wine and film.
Gary & Hayley also come together every week to host the popular reVolver Media Podcast “Wine & Film, A Perfect Pairing” – listen here.
The Cogills introduce themselves as a film-critic and a wine expert. He has reviewed more than ten thousand films and she travels the world chasing the grape and together they explore the wines and films that shaped their early careers. From “The Blob” and “Lawrence Of Arabia” to a spectacular Oregon Pinot Noir you can expect a smooth, reliable conversation resulting in, “A Perfect Pairing.”
Gary Cogill is an Emmy award-winning journalist, speaker, producer, actor, host and consultant. For 24 years, Gary served as the film critic for WFAA-TV in Dallas (ABC), reviewing over 10,000 films and conducting more than 20,000 interviews with the most influential leaders in the industry. Gary has sat down with the biggest names in film including Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Stephen Spielberg and Clint Eastwood.
After leaving WFAA-TV in 2010 he co-founded a Dallas, Texas based film production company. His producing credits include, “Words And Pictures,” starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche; “Believe Me,” starring Alex Russell and Nick Offerman; “Refuge,” starring Krysten Ritter and Brian Geraghty, and “The Starck Club,” a feature documentary on the legendary 1980’s Texas nightclub.
Gary is also a much sought after speaker and moderator, hosting on stage “Evenings With” John Travolta, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, David Mamet, Kevin Costner, Rob Lowe, Stephen Sondheim, Ken Burns, Danny Glover, Brooke Shields, Martin Sheen, Peter Bogdanovich, Marvin Hamlisch, and more. He is a member of SAG/AFTRA and The Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Recently, Gary jumped back into the world of reviewing films, working at the NBC Owned & Operated KXAS-TV in Dallas, TX. He and his wife, Hayley, are partners in Cogill Consulting. The duo recently began a new adventure in their love of wine and film, joining forces with revolver on a weekly podcast, “Wine and Film: A Perfect Pairing.” He is an avid fly fisherman, considers cooking an art form and jogging a life saver. He grew up in Portland, Oregon where he sat thru “Lawrence of Arabia” four nights in a row as a ten year old.
Wine, spirits and travel writer, consultant, speaker and educator, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, CS/CSW 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 and Certified Specialist of Wine, in 2010 Hayley left the corporate world as Vice President for The Nielsen Company to focus solely on wine, food and travel, writing for the city magazine of Dallas, TX, D Magazine. Additionally, Hayley freelances for various other publications, radio and television shows and has been featured on KTVT-TV/CBS Dallas, KXAS-TV/NBC Dallas, KATU-TV/ABC Portland, OR, and KTXD-TV/Dallas, contributing weekly to the lifestyle program “The Broadcast” from 2012-2015; TASTING ROOM RADIO (Vancouver, BC,) “Texas Daily” (KTXD-TV/Dallas), D Moms Magazine, Pink Memo Magazine New York & Los Angeles, Southern Bride Magazine, Fearless Critic Food Guide, and Beverly Drive Magazine. She and Gary also produce a weekly podcast, “Wine & Film: A Perfect Pairing.”
Hayley is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International-Dallas, and board member for 2015-2016; the Society of Wine Educators; and the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association. Writing about and enjoying the celebration of food and wine is much of what guides Hayley’s everyday life, which she writes about on the Dallas Uncorked blog, Red Wine With Breakfast. She has tasted some of the best wine in the world, always seeking that completely perfect glass.