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.

Sanguinhal Wines are Coming to VanWineFest 2018

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History of Sanguinhal Wines One of the oldest wineries in Lisbon, Portugal, Agricola Sanguinhal was founded In 1926, by Abel Pereira da Fonseca. He was an innovator, with a passion for his family, grape-growing, and winemaking. He planted Sanguinhal’s first vines…

Come and Visit Gil Family Estates at VanWineFest 2018

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Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares are a group of small wineries scattered throughout Spain that have been joining the family group since 2002. Juan Gil Bodegas Familiares has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them…

Say Olá to Adriano Ramos Pinto – Vinhos S.A. at VanWineFest 2018

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The History of the House of Ramos Pinto The House Ramos Pinto, in Portugal, was founded in 1880 and for several decades, its history has been marked by a balance between innovation and respect for tradition. In the production and…

New Wine Releases from Okanagan’s Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection

BC’s father daughter team of Harry McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond have collaborated to produce two lines of wine lately; Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection.  For me Evolve Cellar’s wines are meant to be young and fresh and easy to drink,…

Phantom Creek Acquires Acclaimed Golden Mile Bench Vineyard

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Big deals seem to be happening often this year.  The latest deal was the purchase of a 63-acre vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench owned by C. C. Jentsch Cellars by Phantom Creek Estates. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet family varieties (Cabernet…

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

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Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged…

Champagne And Caviar Headline November Menus At Ancora Waterfront Dining And Patio

Do want to party like the 1%, but do it on a budget?  How about enjoying Champagne and Caviar at Ancora’s November menu?  Below is a press release from Ancora about this exciting food and sparkling wine menu. ~~~ Vancouver,…

Canadian Wine For All – A Call to Action #CanadianWineForAll

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Does it bother you when you are visiting a winery in another province, enjoy their wines, and ask them to ship you a case back to your home, and they can’t?  Provincial politics gets in the way and prevents the…