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.

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky Released By Glenora Distilleries

Alexander Keith’s 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Are you a beer drinker? And a whisky drinker?  Did you know that whisky starts off by fermenting grains (just like beer) to release sugars that yeasts will eventually convert into alcohol? The Nova Scotian Alexander Keith’s brewery is best…

Earth Day April 22, Climate Change, and Champagne’s Adaptations

Earth from Space (Image courtesy NASA)

Did you know that Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day?  There are many environmental and climate challenges for us to overcome to help the earth’s biosphere become healthier.  Wineries from around the world are doing their part to help.  The…

2 CVNE Rioja Wines Ready to Enjoy – No Cellaring Needed

CVNE Vina Real Rioja Crianza 2017 and Cune Rioja Reserva 2015

Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (the Northern Spanish Wine Company) CVNE was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja, Spain by 2 brothers.  Did you know that CVNE also has the name Cune, made by accident?  It was…

Corcelettes Wine Sales Support BC Hospitality Charity

Corcelettes Winery tasting room

Here is another way that you can support BC wine and hospitality workers during COVID.  Buy Corcelettes Estate Winery‘s wines and partial proceeds will be donated to the BC Hospitality Foundation.  Here is the press release about how you can…

Two Pinot Noirs to Enjoy from Ramification Cellars

Ramification Cellars Verification Pinot Noir 2018 and The Assurance Reserve Pinot Noir 2017

It was nice to have a long weekend to celebrate with family or friends.  Pinot Noir makes wines that are food-friendly, as they typically are not overpowering with fruit, oak, and tannins.  Red fruit aromas and flavours, light tannins and…

My Interview With Ezra Cipes at Summerhill – Being Biodynamic and More

Ezra Cipes (Image courtesy Summerhill Pyramid Winery)

This is my third interview with Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  His family has a long history in the BC wine industry and has been leading in organic, and now biodynamic agriculture, in my opinion.  Ezra is also…

It’s Malbec World Day on April 17. Do You Have a Bottle?

Wines of Argentina Malbec World Day

If someone asks you for a wine from Argentina, they would probably mention a bottle of Malbec, from a producer, such as Catena, Norton, or Luigi Bosca, but did you know that this red grape originally comes from the Bordeaux…