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.

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction Raises ~$256,000 For Bard On The Beach Shakespeare Festival at VanWineFest 2020

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction at VanWineFest 2020

The Vancouver International Wine Festival always kicks off with their Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction.  That great event happened on Saturday, Feb 22 and of course, it was a great success.  Below is the press release from the Festival about…

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…

Enjoy a Variety of Dumplings on the Richmond Dumpling Trail

Empire Seafood Restaurant with dumplings

Dumplings are made around the world.  They come in different sizes, with different flavours.  Some of savoury, while others are sweet.  The Original Vancouver Food Tour offers a walking tour where you can sample Asian-crafted dumplings along the Richmond, BC Dumpling…

Where Will You See Me at VanWineFest 2020?

Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room

It’s official.  I’ve received my Media accreditation for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  As part of the accreditation, I will be attending various events.  Besides meeting winery principals and tasting their wines, I’m always happy to chat with anyone…