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.

Toast the Wines from Bordeaux’s Maison Sichel at VanWineFest 2020

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Maison Sichel would like you to know about their winery and try their wines at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020.  Read about them in their own words. About Maison Sichel James Sichel and his 4 brothers own and manage…

An Interview with Bernard Duseigneur from Domaine Duseigneur and his Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wines

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In an earlier article, I wrote about the flight of wines that I sampled with Bernard Duseigneur from his Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards.  Before we started to taste his wines together, I asked Bernard a few questions about how he grew into…

Taste the Wines of Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné at VanWineFest 2020

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Please welcome Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné, an iconic winery from Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Let them introduce themselves to you today. About Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné In 1834, a full 100 years…

Enjoy a Glass of Burgundy with Maison Joseph Drouhin at VanWineFest 2020

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Let’s welcome Maison Joseph Drouhin from Burgundy to the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Read about this winery’s long history and the wines that they will be pouring for us, in their own words. About Maison Joseph Drouhin With close to…

Celebrate VanWineFest 2020 with Taittinger Champagne

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Let’s welcome Taittinger and their beautiful Champagne to VanWineFest.  Hear them talk about their history and wines they will be pouring for us. About TAITTINGER The Taittinger family has managed the Champagne House for nearly a century. Its aim has…

Welcome Domaine Duseigneur Wines at VanWineFest 2020

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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

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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

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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…