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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.

Welcome Domaine Duseigneur Wines at VanWineFest 2020

Domaine Duseigneur label with drawing of Catarina in background

We have new to our market in BC some exceptional wines from the Lirac and from Châteauneuf-du-Pape made by Domaine Duseigneur.  I had a preview of these wines and was able to interview Bernard Duseigneur, tasting through these wines and…

Have You Tried Bordertown Winery’s Wines with Indian Cuisine?

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar and Bordertown Cider & Winery

Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar has been serving up tasty Indian food in downtown Vancouver for several years.  I have had the pleasure of eating at Copper Chimney before and was recently invited to a food and wine pairing…

Say Bonjour to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas at VanWineFest 2020

Jean-Claude Mas

Welcome to Jean-Claude Mas and Château Paul Mas who will be at the VanWineFest 2020.  Read about their history and wines in their own words. About Jean-Claude Mas Jean-Claude Mas is a man who relishes a challenge. His story illustrates…

Tasty Social Wines in our Backyard from Backyard Vineyards

Backyard Vineyards Social wine label

Backyard Vineyards is a winery that you may not have heard about, but they are located so close by if you live in the Vancouver lower mainland.  Their winery and tasting room is in Langley.  I’ve visited them for many…

Celebrate the Wines of Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Gérard Bertrand in the estate of Cigalus – Photo credit Marie Orsmières

Welcome to Gérard Bertrand and the Gérard Bertrand Group who will be at the VanWineFest 2020.  Read about their history and wines in their own words. Introducing Gérard Bertrand In 1975, Georges Bertrand introduced his son, Gérard, to harvesting on…

13th Annual Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting at Marquis Wine Cellars

Here is a charity event by Marquis Wine Cellars downtown where you can enjoy impressive Champagne and other bubbles and support the cure for Ovarian Cancer.  It is a free event but they request a donation for this worthy cause.…

Welcome Yvonne Lorkin – a New Zealand Wine Writer to MyWinePal

Yvonne Lorkin

As some of you may know, I was at one time the President and Cellarmaster for the South World Wine Society in Vancouver.  I had a wonderful time tasting wines from the Southern Hemisphere and meeting many winery principals.  I…