Author: mywinepal

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. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings and restaurant reviews. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

Special Masterclass Tasting at BC Liquor Store: The Fladgate Partnership Port

TAYLOR FLADGATE 1969 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT, 1968 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT, and TAYLOR FLADGATE 1966 SINGLE HARVEST VERY OLD TAWNY PORT

Are you a port lover, or want to learn about port?  Why not purchase a ticket to this Taylor Fladgate tasting at the Cambie and 39th BC Liquor Store on May 10, 2019.  Details are below. ~~~ Event: THE FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP…

A Selection of BC Wine Gems from BC VQA 2019 Spring Wine Release

Bloom BC VQA Spring Release booklet

Riesling, Pinot Gris and Viognier were prominent in this BC VQA Spring wine release tasting.  It is not surprising as white wine releases are more common in the Spring while more red wines are released in the Fall.  Viognier though…

2018 BC Vintage Media Preview – What Did The Winemakers Say?

As BC is large with a cooler coastal climate and a hotter, drier interior, our yearly vintages can cover a range from marginal to exceptional.  Luckily we have been closer to the exceptional end of the vintage spectrum these last…

Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 Tackles Climate Change’s Growing Impacts On Wine And Spirits Industry

Conference Climat Change - © Philippe Labeguerie

Climate change affects us all.  The wine industry is no exception.  The upcoming Vinexpo Bordeaux 2019 will discuss climate change as part of the expo.  If you are attending Vinexpo Bordeaux, I would love to hear about the discussion.  Below…

4 Winery Principals Speak About Their Wine at Taste Washington 2019

TasteWA 2019 winery principals interviewed

Apart from tasting a lot of tasty wines at Taste Washington 2019 in Seattle, I also spent some time talking to the winery principals, many of them the winemakers and found out something about the wines that they were pouring…

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 35 Top Pinot Producers Together With Seven of BC’s Best Chefs

BC Pinot Noir Celebration logo

Do you love Pinot Noir?  BC Pinot Noir?  I do love Pinot Noir and BC Pinot Noir.  We have the right cool climate to help bring out the nuances of Pinot Noir, compared to some warmer climate wines from this…