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.

Big BC Wine News: Exciting Changes for TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection

TIME Winery Team (credit Chris Stenberg)

I’m sure many of us in the wine trade and lovers of BC wine wondered what would happen to TIME Winery, Evolve Cellars, and McWatters Collection after the very unexpected passing of Harry McWatters.  Now we know.  Today it was…

Quick Review: Narrative Sparkling XC Method Wine

Sparkling wine is always a pleasure for me to enjoy.  I shared this bottle of Narrative Sparkling XC Method wine, from Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, with a few friends on their garden patio, with the appropriate social distancing.  It…

A Quick Sip of the Latest Releases at Privato Winery in Kamloops

Privato welcome sign

On my recent trip to Kamloops I stopped at Harper’s Trail, Monte Creek Ranch, and Privato Vineyard and Winery.  At Privato I was able to spend a few quick minutes to try the latest releases of wines with their host…

COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

BC wine regions map

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there…

Exciting Rosé and Pinot Blanc from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Narrative Label

Narrative Pinot Blanc 2018 and Rose 2018 with wine in glass

I think I found my favourite, or one of my favourite, rose wines for our COVID-19 summer, and it’s from Okanagan Crush Pad.  Their Narrative Rosé 2019, made from the Pinot Noir grape. I also tasted their Pinot Blanc and…

An Iconic Canadian Wine and Iconic Canadian Personalities Celebrate 20 Years

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

Probably one of the first iconic wines of BC has to be Black Hills Estate Winery’s Nota Bene.  This iconic wine is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and Black Hills Estate Winery wants to throw a big party on July 17,…