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.

Why You Should Give a Helping Hand to the BC Hospitality Foundation

BCHF logo

The people that work in the hospitality industry are there to help me and you, as well as all our guests to this province.  They are baristas, concierges, hotel staff, cooks, winery and brewery workers, waiters, bartenders and wine salespeople.  But…

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Expands Distribution with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits in the U.S. and Canada

Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc label

Big news today.  Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery‘s wines will be more accessible across Canada.  If you have never tried their Fume Blanc it is top quality.  If you have a chance to go to the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma…

Taking a vSpin for a Spin With Inniskillin Dark Horse Vineyard Meritage

vSpin decanter in box

There are many devices on the market to help open up a wine, aka decant, so that it is ready for drinking.  People usually decant a tannic red wine to soften the tannins and to get the aromatics in the…

Torrontes, Malbec, and More Argentina Wine Treasures

Michel Torino Cuma Organic Torrontes, Tilimuiqui Torrontes, Susana Balbo Wines Crios Torrontes, and Familia Zuccardi Q Chardonnay

  Dish N’ Dazzle is a yearly event where Argentinean wineries come to BC to show off their wines and some local Vancouver restaurants offer tasty bites from their menus. The event supports the BC Hospitality Foundation charity.  A few of…

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition to Open at Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls

I have always been a fan of the National Geographic magazine; taking me away to the far reaches of the world, seeing sights that I may never see, allowing me to pour over maps showing the geography of the area. …

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then…