Auntie English

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Occupation winemaking and homemaking
Location Sonoma County, California
Introduction English Knowles is a left handed cook and amateur accordion player, originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia. Occassionally, when her glass of Home Grown has been filled one too many times, that appalachian accent gurgles out of her lips like a bluegrass banjo, surprising us all. She is happiest when surrounded by children and simmering pots, gripping a wooden spoon in her hand--though it is not always clear whether the spoon is for the rear ends of her children or the pots on the stove. Auntie English adores dancing, but not to her own accordion music, which often doesn't have much of a tempo, or even a plan of where it's going. However, it has been rumored that she has 6 pairs of tango shoes and likes to pretend she knows what she's doing on the dance floors of San Francisco . . after the kiddies are in bed and the dishes washed. English lives in Healdsburg, CA with her children Virginia, Ulysses and Lucas, and four chickens. Philosophy: "Straightforward wine and honest cooking. It's the love around the table which makes it art."