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.

A New Sponsor for the Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver (Playhouse) International Wine Festival is slowly changing.  With the closing of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, the Wine Festival has changed it’s name to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, and has a new arts troupe to support, “Bard…

The Taste of Tulalip Grand Taste 2012 with Wine and Beer

The big event IMHO for the Taste of Tulalip is the “Grand Taste“.  Big it is, with a tasting room featuring wines from 75 Washington State wineries, as well as additional wineries from California, Oregon, Italy, and France.  I did…

Rare 45 Year Old Lochside Whisky Released in BC by VAA

Do you enjoy rare, single malt whisky?  Lochside, one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries produced a special cask sealed and stored for 45 years, which is now available in a very limited quantity.  Read more about this whisky and how you…