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.

Quick Review: Grill Master’s Choice White and Red Blends from Chile

Grill Master's Choice White and Red Blends

While summer is here we are using our bbq’s on the patio.  Here are two cheap and cheerful wines from Chile that were recommended for bbq season to me.  Both are blends; the winery Vina Punti Ferrer ltda does not…

Two Fresh BC Wines from Monte Creek Ranch and Harper’s Trail For the Summer

Harper's Trail Estate Winery Field Blend White 2019 and Monte Creek Ranch Cabernet Merlot 2017

It’s definitely summer time with all the sun and heat!  I’m not complaining, but thinking about which wines would be nice to drink on these hot days.  I have 2 BC wines for you; a white from Harper’s Trail Estate…

Casale del Giglio and the Biancolella di Ponza Indigenous Grape

Casale del Giglio Faro Della Guardia Biancolella di Ponza Lazio IGT 2019 label

Another indigenous Italian grape for you.  This one is the Biancolella of Ponza.  According to Casale del Giglio, “The Biancolella grape was introduced to the Island of Ponza from the Island of Ischia (in the Bay of Naples) during the…

The Indigenous Bellone Grape and Wines by Casale del Giglio In Lazio Italy

Casale del Giglio Bellone 2019 and Anthium Bellone 2019

Have you heard of the almost forgotten indigenous vines of Lazio, Italy? One of the grapes grown along the coastal area around the town of Anzio is the ancient Bellone of Anzio grape.  It is a white grape variety.  There…

Memories of Chilean Wine and Hospitality – A Visit to Wineries of the Maipo and the Colchagua Valleys

Ninquen Valley and Montgras vineyards

At this point of my trip to Chile I had visited wineries from the Aconcagua and the Casablanca Valleys.  Now I visited a few wineries closer to Santiago in the Maipo Valley, then headed south to the Colchagua Valley.   A…

Try 2 Sparkling Wines from Monte Creek Ranch this Summer

Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019 and Sparkling Rosé 2019

When we drink wine, we probably think of wines made from vitis vinifera grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah.  But there are grapes that are a hybrid between vitis vinifera and another vitis species, such as labrusca…

Enjoy Wine and Save the Environment with Sea Change Wines

Sea Change Sauvignon Blanc Pays D'Oc 2018 and Rosé Pays D'Oc 2018

I feel good about enjoying these two wines by Sea Change, which come from France.  Sea Change use renewable plant-based closures (corks) and the paper for the labels coming from certified sustainable forests and made partially from grape waste.   I…