What To Drink Now: Toasting The 4th of July

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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“Toy Story 4” and Lasseter Family Wines

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Originally published in “West Hawaii Today” on June 28, 2019

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The Film: “Toy Story 4”

“Toy Story 4″ is a little bit of everything. Funny, engaging, emotional, well-written, beautifully crafted, and as part four sequels go, one of the best of all time.

Tom Hanks provides the leadership and charm as, “Woody,” the talking pull toy cowboy with a heart of gold and a willingness to serve others. He gathers his gang together including a new member, “Forky” created out of trash in kindergarten by the young girl of the house. He keeps jumping into trash receptacles because that’s all he knows.

Forky is hilarious as he finds his purpose in the “Toy Story” world without self-destructing. That’s the heart and soul of this charming sequel because as families change and grow older, so do their toys.

Even Woody seems a bit lost and looking for direction, but before you…

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Red Wine with Breakfast

Every Glass Is An Adventure


Sommelier, Personal Chef & Concierge Creating Elegant Dinner Parties and Unique Wine Tasting Events to the Big Island of Hawaii

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Cogill WIne & Film and Cogill Consulting brings together the talents of Producer Gary Cogill and his wife, Sommelier Hayley Hamilton Cogill, working together, yet thriving individually, for a perfect pairing of wine and film.