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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.

Hart House Dinner Featuring 8th Generation Vineyard

Hart House logo

  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…

A Nice Surprise, Scorched Earth Winery Merlot and Rose of Pinot Noir

Scorched Earth Winery Bearly Blushing Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019 and Merlot 2016 wines

Scorched Earth Winery is a BC winery, nestled in Okanagan Mountain Park, in Kelowna that rose from the ashes of the devastating 2003 wildfires. I heard of this winery, but did not really have much chance to try their wines…

Last Minute Valentine’s Wine and Dine: Meatballs & Merlot

Meatballs and Niche Merlot sm

If you live in the Okanagan and have not yet figured out what to do with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, how about Niche Wine Co Merlot with a spaghetti and meatball kit?  Info from Niche Wine Co is…

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc For Now and Later

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc

Here I have two bigger red wines from Hillside Winery, located on the Naramata Bench. One is their Heritage Series Cabernet Franc 2017, while the other wine is their Merlot Malbec 2018. The former is under cork while the latter…

An Honour to Taste Taylor Fladgate Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition

Very Old Tawny – Kingsman Edition

Did you know that during wartime in the past that Port wine was supplied to British armies and that Port was considered essential for soldiers’ morale?  One of the largest supplier of port to the soldiers was Taylor Fladgate.  It…

Curb Your Grilling Craving with some Winter BBQ ideas with Armstrong Cheese

Jerk chicken burger or bahn mi cheese burger

It’s getting bone-chilling cold across Canada.  Even in balmy Vancouver, the temperatures may go down to -10 degrees C.  You think about the summer and bbq, but that seems so far away.  Armstrong Cheese sent me an email with a…

Try Heritage Series Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from Hillside Winery

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Pinot Gris 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 wines

Recently I tasted a bottle of Pinot Noir and one of Pinot’s siblings, Pinot Gris, coming from the Hillside Winery which is located on the Naramata Bench north of Penticton. Both bottles were provided with screwcap closures. Their Heritage Series…

19 Bistro @ Fitz Opens this Spring at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Fitzpatrick Winery (Okanagan photographer - jonadrian.com)

Food and wine are enjoyed together, especially if you are in beautiful scenery like the BC Okanagan Valley.  Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, that produces excellent sparkling wines, as well as still wines, is opening a second restaurant on their property in…