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.

The Best Food and Wine Experiences Napa Valley Has to Offer?

Napa Valley view of vineyards

As you may know, the Vancouver International Wine Festival theme region is California, and the most well-known region within California is Napa Valley.  After you attend the Festival and taste some of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay that come from…

Preparing for More than Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at VanWineFest 2019

Discover California wines

What do you know about California wines?  Most people probably think of it as a place for high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.  But that is not all there is to California wines.  There are many other wines available from California that are very…

A Sneak Peek at the Wines of the International Wine Festival 2019

Louis M Martini Winery Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Franc and Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2019 starts February 23.  A big part of the festival is attending the International Festival Tasting Room that has 160 wineries attending, pouring a total of 1450 wines.  How do you know which wineries you…

Come Meet Vines Stars from California and Around the World at VanWineFest 2019

Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie from Okanagan Crush Pad (Image courtesy Okanagan Crush Pad)

We are getting closer to VanWineFest 2019 and the stars are aligning.  The stars you can see at the Vancouver International Wine Festival Tasting come from our theme region, California, as well as from around the world, and even from…

A Data Analytics View of MyWinePal’s Top Rated Wines for 2018

BC red wine word cloud for 2018

For the past few years, I have been posting my Top-Rated White, Sparkling, and Red wines for the current year of tasting.  This year I posted my Top-Rated wines for 2018.  My articles with ratings: MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated…

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White and Sparkling Wines for 2018

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

I tasted through many years this year through Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I rate all the wines I taste from 1 to 5 stars.  Fortunately,…