Penny is a wine and food enthusiast who's 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 discover wine from around the world, travel, culture and food. 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 where she was part of three very successful family owned restaurants in NYC, 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. She has an extensive presence on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Penny posts on her blog and social media a minimum of several times a week and sometimes more! Her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings and culinary delights from around the world.
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Published Articles (90)
Learning about Portugal, it’s wine regions and sub-regions of Alentejo. Also a look at some of the wines that are being produced there.
How a glass of wine can transport you to another destination with just one sip. I also talk about an area of Languedoc, France and review some wine.
Learning about the varietal grape Garnacha and a review of a highly rated wine from Spain.
Beautiful Sicilian wines to drink all year long with a brief note about the producers.
A sit-down lunch and tasting of Domain Bousquet wines with owner Anne Bousequet with a review of five wines.
This is an article about opening and enjoying special wines without an occasion. A beautiful iconic Sicilian wine is also reviewed.
A quick stop in Chile to learn about the Carmenere grape and taste some wine.
This is the story of how a French winemaker came to live in Argentina and ended up producing amazing wines that are now sold in fifty countries.
A story about some amazing marinara sauce made in Alabama paired with a delicious wine from Chile!
An introduction and overview of wines and wineries in Texas including regions.
This story is about a 3-day press trip to Birmingham, Alabama covering southern style cuisine, culture, history and music.
This article explores the climate and terroir of Mendoza and features Bodega Trivento.
An afternoon of discovering spirits…the drinkable kind. An introduction to shochu from Japan.
A peek into a few hours spent with the master of Champagne…Bruno Paillard.
Getting the word out about breast cancer awareness and a special campaign to find the pink cork in Mionetto sparkling wines.
Coverage of the Kobrand Tour d’Italia 2015 wine event. An eight city tour.
A story about a French winemaker, Havana, Cuba, wines and cigars!
This is a continuation of my previous article on Susana Balbo Wines.
This is an article about the first female winemaker in Argentina and a review of a few of her wines.
This is an article about a three day press trip to visit Donnafugata Winery. Not only does it discuss the wine, but also the flavor of Sicily, including Pantelleria Island. […]
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!…