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.

9 White and 10 Red Wines You Should Try From the Colour BC VQA Fall Release Tasting

Colour VQA tasting booklet

BC VQA wines are released twice a year; once in the Fall and then in the Spring.  The Fall wines tend to show more white wines, as well as Pinot Noir, while the Spring event has more red wines.  This…

Learning More about Washington State Wines at WBC18

WBC18 Wine Bloggers Conference logo

I recently posted an article about Washington and Oregon wines that will be at EAT! Vancouver in November, and provided you with some background information on the signature grapes and wines produced in these two states.  I have also attended…

What Do You Know about Washington and Oregon Wines? Check Out EAT! Vancouver

Eat! Vancouver logo

We all love drinking our BC wines.  Although we do have a hotter climate in the South Okanagan, we still are overall a fairly cool climate region, doing well with aromatic white varieties, along with Pinot Noir and Gamay, as you…

Atkinson’s: A Journey of the Senses, RIEDEL Wine Tasting Event

Riedel wine tasting glasses

Have you ever tried tasting wines from differently shaped glasses?  There is a difference in aroma intensity and flavour.  RIEDEL in association with Atkinson’s is having a special wine tasting event where you can sample some wines using a new…

Chefs’ Table Society of BC hosts Wild Salmon Celebration August 25

Wild Salmon Celebration

It is the time of the season for wild salmon to start arriving at our BC rivers.  To celebrate this event, the Chefs’ Table Society of BC is putting on a special dinner, featuring our super natural, fresh salmon.  I…

Vintage Corks 10th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting – Get Your Tickets

Vintage Corks

Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. Vintage Corks is unusual among local wine importers in that the agency specializes in acclaimed and hard-to-find boutique wines…

NEWS: Okanagan Crush Pad Adds New Winemakers to the Team for Harvest

Okanagan Crush Pad winemakers

Big news today.  Okanagan Crush Pad has added two winemakers, to work along with Matt Dumayne, to begin working on this harvest.  Of note to me is that they have brought in a winemaker especially for sparkling wines.  I think…

Quick Wine Review: St. John’s Road Peace of Eden Riesling

When you think of Australian wine and regions, you probably think of a hot climate, Barossa Valley, and maybe the Coonawarra.  But what about cool climate regions of Australia?  Yes, there are cooler regions in Australia where aromatic varieties like…