Cooking Classes

Wine Pairing Recommendations by Proal Perry

I have an exciting and educational new addition to my classes. My dear friend and wine expert Proal Perry has agreed to give wine recommendations for each month’s classes. Proal has done this with a few of my cookbooks. He is not affiliated with the wineries and receives no compensation for his suggestions. He is one of those rare and wonderful people who have the passion for teaching. You will see this first hand.


In this photo taken in 1989 we were in one of the most wine blessed places on earth, Napa Valley. We were there to cook a special luncheon for the folks who owned and operated the famous Joseph Phelps Winery. When I met Proal he was co-owner of Louie’s Backyard and the person responsible for me being hired there. That changed my life.

Proal and his wife are now running the Sourwood Inn, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of romantic Asheville.

Visit Proal and Connie’s Sourwood Inn

Wine Recommendations for Cooking Classes

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