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.

Video with Sebastian Labbe Winemaker at Carmen Winery during the VPIWF

Did you know that Vina Carmen is Chile’s oldest winery, founded in 1850 by Christian Lanz, who named the winery after his wife, Carmen? The Carmenere grape variety was rediscovered at Carmen in 1994. In 1997 Carmen launched the first…

Talking with Miguel Torres Maczassek at the Vancouver Playhouse Intl Wine Festival

Miguel Torres is best known as a wine making family with long pedigree from Spain.  From Spain they have spread out around the world.  One place where they have taken root has been Chile; the Curico Valley to be precise. …

MyWinePal Interviews Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes

As part of my wine tasting activities at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, I interviewed several winery principals.  For this first video I talk with Ms. Lucia Romero from El Porvenir de los Andes, from the Salta region of…