Sep 24 2010
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Some people prefer red wines. Some only like Cabernet Sauvignon.
Some people are very price sensitive, while others have near unlimited budgets. There is good wine at all price points and for red/white/sparkling/fortified wines. I want to help find these wines for you, and post them on MyWinePal.
Who is MyWinePal?
MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk. I have been the president of the South World Wine Society in Vancouver, BC since 2003 and an executive member since 2002, but now retired from that post so that I can spend more time on MyWinePal. Vancouver’s South World Wine Society (SWWS) emerged out of the Cape Wine Society (CWS) in 2000. The inaugural SWWS tasting was held on February 17, 2000. Ever since, the SWWS has showcased the wines of Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa. By being part of this Society, I attend many Trade events, trying wines that are not yet available to the general public, as well as wines just coming to market. I also have made wonderful relationships with agents and consulates here in Vancouver. I also help bring in guest speakers from the wine Trade, host our events, write reviews and manage the SWWS website, and lead some tastings. For more information on the SWWS, click here.I have worked for Mark Anthony Group, which represents the Mission Hill Estate Wines, Prospect Winery and Sonora Ranch, to name a few.
I also have been taking the internationally recognized wine education courses offered by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The UK-based WSET is recognized as the pre-eminent professional wine and spirit educational institute and is the gold standard in wine education. I have taken the WSET Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced certificate courses. With the Advanced course, I received a “Pass with Distinction”, which is the highest level for this particular certificate. I am serious about wine and love to share my experience with you.
My expertise is in southern hemisphere wines, but I am also increasing my knowledge in wines from British Columbia (Okanagan), Washington, Oregon and California to give you better advice and insights to the wines from these regions.
Contact me at email@example.com
Here are some links to interesting wine-related websites. If you have some favorite sites, please let us know and we will add them in over time. Cheers.
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