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.

Time To Win and Help the BC Hospitality Foundation Lottery – BC: Our Beautiful Backyard

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Imagine working in the service industry where you are meeting with the public and at a higher risk to come into contact with someone with COVID.  What if you have a pre-existing condition that makes COVID outcomes worse?  That is…

Brasil, a Sparkling New World Seminar at Vinexpo New York

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The Vancouver International Wine Festival in 2021 host countries were slated to be from South America.  One of the countries, Brasil, is one that I have heard makes wine, but never had a chance to try.  With COVID, I understand…

Quick Reviews: Moraine Pinot Noir 2018 and Synchromesh Riesling 2019

Pinot Noir and Riesling are probably my favourite red and white grapes respectively.  Both are very transparent to their terroir.  Pinot Noir shows different aromas and flavours with the growing season weather for the year, and can be made as…

Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2018 – A Pretty Pinot with a Light Touch

Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2018

Spearhead Winery produces very nice Pinot Noir wines that I have had the pleasure of reviewing over many years.  I received a bottle of their latest release the Spearhead Pinot Noir Cuvée 2018 to review.  They used Pinot Noir clones…

Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017 for the Fall

Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017

It’s Fall now.  We can’t hide from it, so time to embrace it with red wines.  I’m tasting Church & State Wines, Cabernet Franc and Merlot 2017, with the grapes coming from the Okanagan Valley.  2017 had a hot summer…