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 Thirty Years of CinCin – Prix Fixe Dinner $30

CinCin Celebrating 30 Years

CinCin is a long established quality Italian restaurant located in downtown Vancouver.  If you have not enjoyed their dishes yet, here is a great chance to at a special price.  Celebrating their 30 years in business, CinCin is offering a…

Ontario Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

Tim Charisse, Kelly Mason, and Keith Tyers Ontario winemakers

This is my third year interviewing winemakers in Ontario about their latest grape harvest and wine production.  To get a more complete picture of the harvest I asked the following questions to three winemakers in three different grape growing regions…

Les Dames BC to Award $50,000 in Scholarships

Les Dames

(British Columbia) – Les Dames d’Escoffier – BC Chapter has raised $50,000 to award in scholarships this coming year. These scholarships are open to any woman (or person identifying as female) who resides in BC and wants to further their…

Winery Dogs of BC Calendars Raising Funds for TWO Great Causes + Contest

2021 Winery Dogs of BC calendar cover

It is the time of year that we can help others, people and animals.  The Winery Dogs of BC Wall Calendar needs your help.  With COVID, sales are slower, but needs for people and animals has not.  When you buy…

3 Wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery an Organic Pioneer in BC

Kalala Zweigelt and Dostana Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines

One of my favourite certified organic wineries from BC is Kalala Organic Estate Winery, in West Kelowna. Making wine, starting in 2006, I’d say that they were one of the pioneer wineries showing that you can produce excellent organic wine…

Give or Receive A Champagne Education for the Holidays

Enjoy Champagne

Granted, 2020 has been a terrible year due to COVID.  It has affected everyone around the world.  But a sparkle of optimism is on the way.  There are currently COVID vaccines that should be released shortly, which will be used…

Personalized Bottle Engravings at BC Liquor Stores

Belvedere Bespoke

In case you are wondering what to buy someone that has everything, how about a personalized engraved wine or spirits bottle?  Select BC Liquor Stores are offering this service.  Here is their announcement.  Enjoy! ~~~ BELVEDERE BESPOKE AND MOËT &…