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.

California Wine Fair 2008

 mywinepal  September 25, 2010

The California Wine Fair visited Vancouver on April 2. There was a wide range of wines from cheap and cheerful, up to collectible wines for special occasions to sample. There were at least 120 different wineries, each with several wines to sample. Just not enough time to visit them all! A few personal observations. I noticed many good quality bottles…

Featured Winery – Meyer Family Vineyards

 mywinepal  September 25, 2010  1 Comment on Featured Winery – Meyer Family Vineyards

2006 saw the start of a new winery in the Okanagan – Meyer Family Vineyards. A small 3.1acre vineyard on the Naramata Bench was purchased by JAK Meyer and his wife Janice Stevens which contained 10 year old Chardonnay vines. Their goal is to produce some of the best single vineyard Chardonnay in Canada. To do this they enlisted experts…

Featured Event – MyWinePal Visits the Wineries of the Fraser Valley- Part 2

 mywinepal  September 24, 2010

As promised this is Part 2 of my trip to visit some of the wineries in the Fraser Valley. On this trip I visited Lotusland, Blackwood Lane, and Mt. Lehman wineries. The first winery visited was Lotusland Winery. This winery produces wines from grapes that are 100% grown in the Fraser Valley. The grapes are grown organically, but not yet…