Clubs and Organizations
January 26, 2016
The Buckingham retirement community hosted a wine tasting and Oscar's preview event with favorite Texas movie critic Gary Cogill and his wife Hayley Hamilton Cogill shortly after the release of the 2016 Academy Award nominations. The Cogills are a dynamic media couple that combined their backgrounds and expertise in film and wine for the engaging event.
Gary is an Emmy Award-winning film critic known for his entertaining reviews on Dallas' WFAA-TV, KXAS-TV and the statewide Texas News Network. His wife, Hayley Hamilton Cogill, is a certified sommelier and a weekly contributor to The Broadcast and Taste Texas. Together, the couple complemented each other as he shared compelling stories from this year's Oscar nominees, while she presented captivating wines.
"How often do you get to have movie and wine questions answered by someone that can actually answer them?" said Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham. "Gary, who is also a major motion picture producer, helped set the scene for this year's Oscar race for those in attendance by providing information about both the films and the individuals nominated. Hayley helped set the tone for the event by treating us to some delicious wines. Their passion for both was infectious."
Gary has an intimate understanding of the Oscar's through his work, which has afforded him the opportunity to report from the Oscar's red carpet on many occasions. Hayley possesses a deep appreciation for wine. A member of Les Dames d'Escoffier International and the Society of Wine Educators, she works to help others like the residents and guests of The Buckingham better understand and enjoy fine wine.
The Buckingham subscribes to the Masterpiece Living Programâ„¢ philosophy, which encourages a healthy lifestyle in all regardsphysical, mental, social and spiritual. Time spent with friends and family through compelling discussion and cultural exploration like the discussion with the Cogills helps enhance the mental, social and spiritual needs we all have for healthy living.