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.

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…

BID FAREWELL TO MARKET BY JEAN-GEORGES ON NEW YEAR’S EVE

Chef Ken & Chef Alex

Has it been 10 years for MARKET by Jean-Georges?  Time flies, but soon their doors will close and a new signature restaurant will open at the Shangri-La Hotel.  Below is the announcement about MARKET’s closure and a special menu that…

Celebrating Italian Wines Here and Hopefully Soon in the BC Market

A Tasting of Wines from Italy

Italian wine always excites me.  I think it is the acidity in the wines and the in general red fruit flavours.  There is also a wide variety of wines from sparkling Prosecco and Franciacorta wines, and rosé/white/red wines made from…

A Quick Review of the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco

Bisol Jeio Brut DOC Valdobbiadene Prosecco label

Prosecco is still a hot sparkling wine for people to enjoy.  It is unpretentious and can be sipped at any time. Today I had a chance to review the Bisol Jeio Brut DOCG Valdobbiadene Prosecco.  Brut, the driest version of…

Enjoy Some Cabot Trail Maple Cream for the Fall and Winter Seasons

Cabot Trail Maple Cream

The cooler Fall and Winter seasons are upon us.  It is time for us to gather with friends to enjoy dinners together, or for you to watch a movie or hockey game on TV with your significant other.  You can…

A Few BC Wines to Celebrate with for Thanksgiving 2019

Traditional Thanksgiving

The world seems to have gone crazy, plus we have a Federal election in Canada.  It is fortunate that Thanksgiving is coming up this long weekend so we can get together with family and friends, and celebrate what good things…

Proprietor’s Dinner Features Blue Mountain Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs at Provence Marinaside

Provence Marinaside logo

I love Pinot Noir wine.  Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Okanagan Falls may be better known for their sparkling wines, but they also produce very good quality Pinot Noir wines.  Provence Marinaside is one of my favourite restaurants in…

Quick Review: Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016

Osoyoos Larose logo

The Osoyoos Larose Petales d’Osoyoos 2016 is a Right-Bank Bordeaux blend, primarily Merlot with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec produced by the Osoyoos LaRose winery in the south Okanagan.  I do not have the…