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.

Quick Review: Osoyoos Larose Pétales d’Osoyoos 2015

Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos 2015 with wine in the glass small

Osoyoos Larose I believe is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos…

Harper’s Trail Lastest White, Rose, and Sparkling Wine Releases

Harper's Trail 2018 Spring wine release

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery in Kamloops has been a leader is showing the uniqueness of the area for grape growing and wine production, and has lead the way for a few other wineries like Privato and Monte Creek Ranch.  The…

Celebrate Father’s Day with Sparkling Wine at Singletree Winery in the Fraser Valley

Singletree Merryfield 2016 sparkling wine small

Trying to figure out something to do for your dad, husband, or significant other for Father’s Day this weekend?  How about a day trip to the Fraser Valley, to visit Singletree Winery near Abbotsford?  They just announced the release of…

Enjoy Dessert with Vin Santo del Chianti Classico?

Vin Santo bottles on ice

What is Vin Santo? According to Wikipedia “Vin Santo is a style of Italian dessert wine. Traditional in Tuscany, these wines are often made from white grape varieties such as Trebbiano and Malvasia, though Sangiovese may be used to produce a…

Good Wine Value from Two Oceans for the Summer

Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz collage

Wines come in all categories from inexpensive to ultra-expensive, with associated levels of quality.  But there are exceptions, such as when a wine delivers higher quality than the price point.  Have you ever tried wines from South Africa?  South Africa…

Top Tier Chianti Classico Wines from Italy for You

Chianti Classico experience poster

What Do You Know About Chianti Classico? “Chianti Classico” and should not be confused with “Chianti”, which is a separate denomination that surrounds Chianti Classico. In 1716, the Tuscan Grand Duke Cosimo III, established for the first time in history…

CheckMate Artisanal Winery is Not Gambling, They Have the Winning Hand

CheckMate Artisinal Winery Little Pawn and Opening Gambit 2014

The CheckMate Artisanal Winery is a project by the von Mandl family, who established the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.  Mission Hill won the Top Chardonnay in the World in 1994 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London. …