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: Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2017

Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 with wine in glass

One of my favourite producers of Chianti Classico is Ricasoli.  I was happy to receive a bottle of their Brolio DOCG 2017 to review.  I have reviewed and recommended past vintages of this wine, and I will continue to recommend it…

Quick Review: Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 with wine in glass

What is greywacke, and why would a winery in New Zealand give itself that name? First, greywacke is a sandstone that contains a significant amount of silt and/or clay. According to the University of Auckland in New Zealand, greywacke “…comprises…

Quick Review Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Single Vineyard Estate Riesling 2018

Pewsey Vale Single Vineyard Estate Eden Valley Riesling 2018 with wine in glass

The Pewsey Vale Vineyard from the Eden Valley in Australia was originally established in 1847 by Englishman Joseph Gilbert and had Riesling planted at that time. I read that their vines came from the Macarthur vineyards at Camden in New…

Local Food Producers Threatened by COVID-19 Crisis

Local BC food producers

We all need food to live.  BC’s small food producers produce top-quality meats, fruits, and vegetables for us.  You can find their food in grocery stores, but as well as at Farmer’s Markets, directly at their farm and now you…

Quick Review: Osoyoos LaRose Le Grand Vin 2016

Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2016 with wine in glass

Osoyoos Larose is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals.  The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin…

Enjoy Spring With New Wine Releases by SpearHead Winery

SpearHead White Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Rose, and Riesling 2019 wines

Spring has sprung, and hopefully, we will have a chance to enjoy it on our patios, 2m away from everyone else.  I recently received three bottles of newly released wines from SpearHead Winery in Kelowna to kick-off Spring that will…