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.

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…

The Belmont – Try A New Boutique Hotel in Downtown Vancouver

Hotel Belmont and Travel Massive

If you are coming to downtown Vancouver to watch a hockey game, attend a wine event, or for some other reason and don’t want to drive home the same day there are many hotels available.  I recently was introduced to…

Enjoy a Great Meal at Provence Marinaside for Dine Out Vancouver 2020

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI WITH PRAWNS with Meyer Family Pinot Noir 2016 at Provence Marinaside

My third Dine Out Vancouver dinner was with good friends at Provence Marinaside in Yaletown.  Provence offers a $45 food menu plus $25 wine pairing, and it is totally worth it.  The food from Provence is top quality and a large…

Provence Marinaside Dinner Honours Legendary Wine-Maker with a Family Connection

Joshua Carlson & Jean-Luc Colombo _ Provence Marinaside Wine

One of the things that the Vancouver International Wine Festival is known for is winemaker dinners.  One upcoming winemaker dinner I think will be exceptionally good.  It will be a pairing of the Rhone Valley’s wines by Jean-Luc Colombo with…

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country announces Savour the Sun Vancouver series

Savour the Sun

Do you enjoy winemaker dinners?  I do.  It is great to hear about how and why a wine was made, the weather for that season, etc. straight from the winemaker.  Then to taste the wine, and understand it a bit…