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: 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…

That’s a Wrap: All My VanWineFest 2020 Articles for You

VanWineFest 2020 brochure

I was very busy at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  There were lots of terrific wines from France and around the world, plus the dinners, seminars, and Masterclasses were top notch.  I worked very hard making tasting notes, interviewing…

My Interview with Steve Latchford, Winemaker, Okanagan Crush Pad, at VanWineFest 2020

Karl MyWinePal with Steve Latchford from OCP

You may not realize it but winemakers tend to travel across Canada and the world to make wines.  In BC we do have winemakers from here, but there are many from New Zealand and also from the Niagara region in…