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.

Celebrating Winemaker Lynzee Schatz from TIME Winery on International Women’s Day

Lynzee Schatz winemaker at TIME Estate Winery (Image courtesy Evolve Cellars)

Yesterday, I wrote about my participation in International Women’s Day with a virtual wine tasting of wines by TIME Winery and Evolve Cellars.  The two wines were the Evolve Pink Effervescence and the TIME Winery Syrah 2018. We were told…

Celebrating International Women’s Day By Virtual Tasting With TIME Winery

International Women's Day By Virtual Tasting With TIME Winery members and media

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails returns: May 28 & 29, 2021

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails

We love our BC wines and hope to be able visit them this Spring and Summer, safely of course.  One event that takes COVID protocols into account is the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s Pig Out Trails at the end of…

Celebrating 60 Years of Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio

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We all probably have had a bottle of Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio with a meal, at home, or with friends.  But what do we know about this wine and winery?  Did you know that Santa Margherita developed this wine style…

An Argentinean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Bodega Vistalba Corte C 2017 and Bodega Luigi Bosca Malbec 2018

My final two wines I’m tasting as my tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival are from Argentina, as the theme region for this year’s Festival would have been South America. I have the Bodega Vistalba Corte C 2017, a…

An Australian Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Yalumba and Pewsey Vale wines from Australia

The theme region for the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the South American wine making countries, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brasil. I’ve covered two wines from Chile in my earlier article, and I do have a few wines from Argentina…

A Chilean Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Vina Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 and Vinedos Emiliana Organic Vineyards COYAM 2018

Although we cannot celebrate the Vancouver International Wine Festival together this year, I have some wines from Chile and Argentina that I would like to taste and share my tasting notes with you. This year the theme region was South…

Only Organic Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery

Scorched Earth Winery PASK The Pinot Noir 2015 and Pinot Noir 2016 wines

Pinot Noir can make such beautiful wines, with red fruit and floral scents, lighter bodied, fine tannins and medium acidity. With this, I looked forward to opening the two Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery in the Okanagan Mountain Park…

Hart House Dinner Featuring 8th Generation Vineyard

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  February 18, 2021 (Vancouver, BC) – Hart House at Deer Lake in Burnaby is delighted to announce that, on Friday, March 5 2021 it will host an exclusive wine dinner featuring BC’s 8th Generation Vineyard. Guests will enjoy a 5-course menu…