Penny is a wine and food enthusiast. Although she doesn't hold a "certification", her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food is exemplary. Her successful and popular blog is a unique spin in the form of a journal taking you on a journey with her to wine events, parties, cooking and travel. She has tasted and reviewed wine & spirits from the sublime to the ridiculous. Penny began her serious foray into the world of wine back in the mid 70's. She "cut her teeth" so to speak on wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal.... and the list goes on. Cooking is another passion of hers and Penny prides herself on the many creations that come out of her kitchen. For Penny, creating a dish is akin to her knitting...from the moment she starts a project she never knows where it will lead, but is always happy and satisfied with the outcome. You can follow her on Twitter as well. She posts on her blog, LinkedIn and Twitter a minimum of several times a week and sometimes more! She recently began posting on Instagram too!
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Published Articles (59)
Continuation of a series on Sicily. This is story is about one of the vineyards that I visited.
A continuation on my press trip to Sicily. This article discusses the indigenous grapes and the Sicilia en Primeur event.
This is the first of an ongoing series on my recent press trip to Sicily where I participated in Sicilia En Premier, visited wineries, toured the island and flew to […]
A quick overview of Mendoza, Argentina and a wine review of one of it’s largest wine producers.
An overview of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage with a little history lesson thrown in.
A brief history of Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau Figeac. Wine review and discussion of vintage wines.
An interesting story about sparkling wine made in England, featuring Ridgeview Winery.
This is an article about ‘Pink Cork for the Cause’ program supporting breast cancer awareness and reviewing Mionetto sparkling wines.
A little history and review of some of the wines of Maison M. Chapoutier
Some notes on a Grand Tasting in an ongoing Journal. This post talks about Bulgarian wines and a Turkish drink.
An article about the versatility of Moscato d’Asti, after attending a Master Class.
An article reviewing nine wines from different regions of Chile
An interesting story on Hungarian wine which also focuses on a particular region and winery.
Some refreshing recipes and ways to shake up summer drinks without the alcohol.
A story of how Kaiken Premium Wines came to be, plus a review of some of the wines.
Last in a series of posts on Australian wines. This post discusses red wines.
This post talks about Australian Chardonnays and a few wineries.
This is a post about the CIA in NY. I talk about their programs, restaurants and dining experience.
My whimsical trip to Naples, Fl Talking about restaurants, beaches and place to visit.
A lunch date with Josè Rallo of Donnafugata Winery. A magical afternoon of wine, food and song!
In search of escarole and my trip to Italy and Spain while dining at home. An ongoing journal…
A post about eating on Super Bowl Day and a quick review of a Riesling. Post was published in The Cornerstone Cellars Daily at: http://paper.li/cornerstonenapa?edition_id=e9a2e160-cdc7-11e5-9e3d-002590a5ba2d…
An ongoing journal. This post talks about Albariño grape and an Italian wine review.…
An office party and a quick recipe on how to infuse your favorite liquor! An ongoing journal of wine, food and life.…
Getting ready for the holidays and selection of wines. Read my daily posts about wine, food, travel and life!…
A story about Chateau Haut-Brion and “not waiting” for the right moment to open good wine!…
An afternoon spent tasting wines of Portugal from 14 regions. This story will be spread out over several posts. This is the first post.…
Coverage and final segment of the Kobrand Tour d’Italia 2015. You can also read it at www.thewineknitter.com…
Coverage of the Kobrand Tour d’Italia 2015 wine event. An eight-day city tour in one afternoon.…
An adventure in opening up a bottle of vintage wine and memory lane.…
How the seasons affect our selection of food and wine. TheWineKnitter is a popular blog with a different spin on wine, food, travel & life!…