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.

McWatters Collection Meritage 2016: A Symphony in the Glass

Harry McWatters ENCORE CEO & President (credit Jeff Bassett)

The McWatters Collection of wines that I’ve tasted have always been top quality.  I reviewed the McWatters Collection Meritage 2013, and now the 2016 release.  It is quite interesting to me to see the similarities between both wines.  Harry McWatters only produces…

It’s About Time to Try TIME Winery’s Latest Wine Releases

TIME Winery and Harry McWatters at the bar pouring wine to guests

  TIME Winery has had some changes over the past year.  The biggest is their new winery located in downtown Penticton, where you can taste and buy their wines, but as well enjoy some food at their restaurant.  Congratulations to…

An Interview with BC Winemakers About the 2018 Harvest

BC Harvest 2018 wineries interviewed

In early October, the Wines of BC issued a press release and noted “BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity…

It’s Coming Around Again, Mateus Rosé Wine

Mateus The Original Rose wine close up

It’s like Carly Simon says if you are willing to play the game, its “Coming Around Again”. This time I’m talking about Mateus sparkling wine from Portugal. The oval dark green Mateus Rosé sparkling wine bottle is probably very familiar to my parent’s…