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.

Do You Prefer Canadian Wine? More #CanWinePalate Survey 2013 Results

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As promised, here is Part 2 of my Canadian Wine Palate Survey for 2013. In Part 1 I gave you some insights on the red and white varietal wines that Canadians prefer, according to the survey.  If you didn’t read…

Value Priced South American Wines for the Holidays from Terra Andina

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Have you tried any wine from Brasil before?  Did you know that there are wineries in Brasil?  You may think of the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema in Rio de Janiero, but if you go to the cooler climate in…

A Special Johnnie Walker Whisky Master Class at Hopscotch

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I admit that I am still learning about Scotch Whisky, learning a bit through my WSET training. I was glad to be invited to attend a Johnnie Walker Whisky Master Class at Hopscotch.  Our “teacher” was Mr. Michael “Mike” Nicholson,…

Privato Winery – Quietly Making a Name in Kamloops BC

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Privato Winery is one of the newest wineries in BC, and the second winery in Kamloops, along side Harper’s Trail winery.  Privato opened their doors in August this year with the release of their Pinot Noir and opening of their…