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.

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…

Candy Mountain Becomes Washington’s 16th American Viticultural Area

Candy Mountain AVA (courtesy Kevin Pogue)

Candy Mountain is the second new AVA in Washington State recently.  It is near the Red Mountain area in WA that produces wines that I really think are great quality.  Here is the Press Release. ~~~ Candy Mountain Becomes Washington’s…

A Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from Spearhead Winery You Need to Try

Spearhead Chardonnay Clone 95 2018 and Pinot Gris Golden Retreat Vineyard 2019 sm

What do you know about Chardonnay Clone 95? It is originally from Burgundy, and is grown by Spearhead Winery in Kelowna, BC. Clone 95 makes full-bodied, intensely flavoured, medium yield Chardonnay clusters. Spearhead Winery barrel ferments this wine in 100%…

BC Hospitality Foundation Online Lottery Features 15 x 2021 Local Getaway Prizes

BCHF Lottery Banner

Our hospitality workers are having an even tougher life with the risks of COVID and their interaction with the public as part of their job.  Getting sick from COVID, plus having other underlying health conditions, or being diagnosed with an…

Provence’s New Monthly Menu Series Celebrates BC Wine

Chef and Owner Jean Francis Quaglia (photo courtesy Provence Marinaside)

If you need some incentive to go out for a meal during pandemic and to enjoy BC VQA wine, Provence Marinaside has the answer.  The first BC VQA wine with food pairing for October looks delicious.  Here is their press…

Taste of the Okanagan Partners with Mamas for Mamas to “Spread” the love with new Rosé Wine Jelly

Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods

Do you like Rosé Wine Jelly?  How about adding some pink peppercorns in?  Maybe put on a cracker with a slice of brie and enjoy with a glass of rosé wine?  And to top it off, help relieve family poverty! …