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.

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…

Recommended Wines from Around the World at VanWineFest 2020

Recommended wines from around the world during VanWineFest 2020

Although France was the theme country this year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, there was a great contingent of wineries from around the world and from BC to pour their wines for us.  Below are wines that I enjoyed…

The French Terroir Talk at VanWineFest 2020

French Terroir Talk wines in glass

Andrew Jefford is an English journalist, radio presenter, poet, magazine editor, a wine writer for Decanter magazine and much more. He lives near Montpellier in France. Why am I telling you this?  Andrew lead our French Terroir Talk during this…

Emilia-Romagna’s Native Grapes Masterclass at VanWineFest 2020

Emilia Romagna Native Grapes masterclass

What do you know about the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy?  Where is it located?  Are there any foods or wines that are special in this area?  This is what I came to learn about the Emilia-Romagna Native Grapes masterclass at…

The Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand at VanWineFest 2020

Languedoc Masterclass with Gérard Bertrand booklet

My first Masterclass at the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was about the wines from the Languedoc region produced by Gérard Bertrand and moderated by Anthony Gismondi.  Gérard Bertrand is the ambassador of the fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the…

A Taste of Croatia Wine Dinner at ATLAS Steak and Seafood for VanWineFest 2020

ATLAS Steak and Seafood

My first official event for the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2020 was the A TASTE OF CROATIA dinner at Atlas Steak + Fish in Burnaby.  It was quite an event, packed full of people wanting to try Croatian wines.  The…