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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.

Phantom Creek Estates Complimentary Chocolates with your Wine Order- Valentine’s Special

Phantom Creek Estate Valentine's Special

If one bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day is not enough, why not buy two bottles of wine from Phantom Creek Estates and get a box of Sandrine chocolates as well?  Here is the announcement from Phantom Creek Estates.  Sandrine…

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Metal Ox With Wine

Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox (Courtesy New year vector created by pikisuperstar -

Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Metal Ox will start on February 12, and it will last until January 31, 2022.  In Chinese culture, the Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture and its…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Hillside Winery for You

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Gewurztraminer and Viognier 2019 wines

BC has a favourable climate for aromatic white grapes, such as Gewurztraminer and Viognier. I received a sample of Hillside Winery‘s Heritage Series wines to review, with two of them being from these aromatic varieties.  Their Heritage series wines are…

Lovin’ and the Oven: Hart House Valentine’s Menus Sure to Please

Hart House logo

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming around quite soon.  Have you thought about what you will do?  I have an article upcoming about BC wine and dishes for Valentine’s Day dinner, but if you want some inspiration now, Hart House in…

Celebrate L’Amour with Provence Marinaside This Valentine’s Day

Provence Marinaside Seafood Platter (Photo Credit Emrys Horton)

Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and so you may want to start planning. A nice dinner, either at home, or safely at a restaurant, like Provence Marinaside, may be your choice.  Provence has a special meal paired with wonderful…