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, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. 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.

Welcome Cantina dal Argiano at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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From the time of Ancient Rome to the present day, the Argiano estate has made the history of the territory of Montalcino, becoming one of its most prestigious and traditional elements, a valuable ambassador for its wines in the world…

Aging Gracefully with Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Riesling

We all want to age gracefully.  The exuberance of fruit in young wines, while very enjoyable, can lead to more interesting flavours and aromas over time.  Riesling is one of the white wines that is known to be able to…

Remembering our Veterans and Those Lost Soldiers in War

Rows of headsstones in a Canadian soldier cemetary

Every year there are fewer and fewer soldiers from the Great Wars alive in Canada and around the world to remember their hardships, their family’s hardships, and those of their comrades who passed away in service overseas.  As I’ve mentioned…

A Taste of Italian Wines, A Hint of What is Yet to Come

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How many wine regions are there in Italy?  You can probably think of Tuscany, Piemonte, and Veneto, but there are many more.  In total, Italy has 20 wine regions.  These regions are (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_wine): Aosta Valley Piemonte Liguria Lombardia Trentino-Alto…

BC Riesling Review – Everything Here Including an Interactive Map

BC Riesling Review web map

It has been a long voyage of discovery for me to find out what type of relationship Riesling grapes have with the soils of BC, or as some may say the terroir of the area.  As mentioned in previous articles,…