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.

Two Renaissance Reds from Stag’s Hollow Winery

Stag's Hollow Winery Renaissance Pinot Noir 2020 and Syrah 2020

Today I was fortunate to taste and review two Renaissance red wines from the Okanagan’s Stag’s Hollow Winery.  Their premium Renaissance wines represent their best barrels from only the best vintages and are made in small lots.  Needless to say,…

MyWinePal’s 5 Star Wine for 2022

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

What are the characteristics of a wine that I rate at 5-stars?   It is a wine that shows good fruit flavour characteristics, is very balanced between fruit/acidity/tannins/sugar (differences between red/white/sparkling/fortified wines), has good structure and longer length, and possible aging…

Enjoy Two Sparkling Wines from Blue Mountain Vineyards for the Holidays

Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars Brut and Brut Rosé sparkling wines

With Christmas just a week away as well as other holidays happening this month, I have been trying to taste as many holiday-worthy wines as possible to pass along to you.  If you like sparkling wine, here are two quality…

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up…

Taste Washington 2023 – Get Your Tickets

Taste Washington banner

Just to the south of us is Washington State.  They have more than 900 wineries.  In BC we currently have 370 wineries.  Every year, excluding the COVID shutdown, there has been the fantastic Taste Washington festival, celebrating wineries and restaurants…