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.

Two Big Reds from Dirty Laundry – Bordello and Cabernet Sauvignon

Dirty Laundry Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordello with wines in glass

The last two wines that I’m tasting from Dirty Laundry Vineyard are Big Reds; a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend. Nothing dirty here.  Lots of fresh fruit flavours in these two wines.  Great aromas and flavours.  Let me tell…

Can You Solve this Puzzle about The GLOBAL CRU from VanWineFest 2020?

The Global Cru at VanWineFest 2020 wines

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 had a GLOBAL CRU Seminar where top wineries from around the world discussed what is meant by “CRU”.  Help put this puzzle together.  There are lots of red wines to make the puzzle challenging. …

New Zealand Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel Seminar

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel seminar with Cameron, John, David and Ronan

New Zealand is well-known for Sauvignon Blanc, but are there any other grape varieties we should know about?  Yes!  I attended a webinar with David Keck MS (USA), John Szabo MS (Canada), Ronan Sayburn MS (UK) and Cameron Douglas MS…

Try Some Riesling and Pinot Noir from Dirty Laundry Vineyard?

Dirty Laundry Riesling 2019 and Pinot Noir 2018 with wine in glass sm

Riesling and Pinot Noir are two of my favourite grape varieties.  I’ve done an analysis on these grapes and their aromas and flavours in the Okanagan before and saw that the soils and latitude that the vineyards are located have…

Discovering Gold in the Okanagan Valley, Gold Hill Winery Announces New Team Member

GoldHill Winery, Val Tait and Navi Gurbachan (Image courtesy Gold Hill Winery)

Congratulations to Gold Hill Winery for bringing in Val Tait as their winemaker and viticulturist. I’ve had the pleasure of trying and writing about their wines on mywinepal.  Bringing on Val Tait with her years of winemaking experience at Bench…

Quick Review: Coolshanagh Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016

Coolshanagh vineyard (Image courtesy Coolshanagh Wines)

Would you like to help the BC Hospitality Foundation, who helps hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition?  Why not buy these two wines from Coolshanagh Wines on the north end of the Naramata Bench?  $10 per…