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.

BC Hospitality Foundation Charity Ends Year with a Fun Giveaway

BCHF Holiday Giveaway 2020

“It is better to give than to receive” should be the maxim for this post.  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) wants to help you make someone’s day by giving away $25 restaurant gift certificates.  You do need an Instagram account…

Harper’s Trail Welcomes New Winemaker & Vineyard Manager Sébastien Hotte

Sebastien Hotte at Harper's Trail Winery

Now that the 2020 Harvest is finished for many wineries, it is time for winemakers to start moving around.  Today’s announcement comes from Harper’s Trail in Kamloops about their new winemaker, Sébastien Hotte, who joined at the start of the…

Temper Chocolate And Pastry Celebrates The Holidays With Signature Chocolate Showpieces, Festive Cakes And Confections

Chocolate ornaments from Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Have you ever tried the pastries or chocolates from Temper Chocolate and Pastry?  You should.  They are delicious and currently they are preparing their holiday pastries and chocolates.  I have enjoyed tasting their previous holiday pastries and chocolates, with wine…

Provence Marinaside’s December Wine Menu – A Celebration Of Good Taste with Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Seared Scallops and Mission Hill Perpetua wine (Photo courtesy Emrys Horton, EPH Photography _EPH6189)

Provence Marinaside continues to offer amazing dinners in Yaletown through their Monthly Wine Menu series, with December featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s top quality Perpetua and Oculus wines.  This is a very rare occasion to taste these two wines…

Round 3 – Evolve Cellars Sparkling Wines Pairing With Cheese

Evolve Cellars Elan Effervescence, NV and Pink Effervescence, NV with a selection of cheeses

This is Round 3, and my final Round, of pairing up Evolve Cellars wines with a selection of cheeses for the holidays. This is my sparkling wine Round. How will bubbles affect the pairing with cheese? Again I have again…