Tag: Acumen

What To Drink Now: Volcanic Wines

Portions of this story were originanly printed in “West Hawaii Today” January 28, 2020 There is energy in the majestic mountains of Hawaii island — breathing life, capturing the imagination, supporting spirituality, bringing stability, connecting us to the universe, grounding us to the earth….

Wine of the Day: Acumen Mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit grown in the mountains of Napa Valley’s volcanic soils makes my heart melt, particularly from Atlas Peak in the southern part of the region. Acumen “Mountainside” Cabernet Sauvignon ($75) melds ripe red currant and red cherry with earthy, woody herb, leather, and tobacco…

What To Drink Now: Wines To Toast Dad

Portions of this post were published in West Hawaii Today June 11, 2019 The beauty of Father’s Day, outside of honoring dad, is that it falls in the middle of June, right around the official first day of summer, the season when outdoor barbecues…

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

Cogill Wine & Film

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.