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.

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition to Open at Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls

I have always been a fan of the National Geographic magazine; taking me away to the far reaches of the world, seeing sights that I may never see, allowing me to pour over maps showing the geography of the area. …

The Secrets to Argentina’s Malbecs

A flight of Argentina Malbecs and other wines

Certain regions of the world are well-known for producing exceptional wines. Burgundy producing Pinot Noir, or Napa Valley producing Cabernet Sauvignon for example.  There is usually something about their terroir that brings out the best of their grapes, which then…

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art Features Indigenous BC Artist Susan A. Point

Costasera Contemporary Art MASI Costasera overlay for 2000 label

MASI Costasera Contemporary Art and Indigenous Artist Susan A. Point As MASI notes ” The term “culture” has its origins in the verb “to cultivate”: cultivation of the land is the expression of thousands of years of a people’s knowledge,…

Pairing Maison Ogier’s Wines with BC Cuisine at Provence Marinaside

Ogier wine with seared duck breast at Provence Marinaside

In my previous article about Maison Ogier and their wines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, I told you about the four different soil types and their effects on the grapes’ flavours in the wines.  In this article, I take you through tasting some…

Olivier Humbrecht MW joins Phantom Creek Estates as Consultant

Phantom Creek Estates

This press release came to my inbox today.  I was quite surprised.  It is quite a feat to collaborate with Oliver Humbrecht from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht.  They make amazing wines in Alsace.  I tried to get a tour of the winery…

Learning about Chateauneuf-du-Pape from the Wines of Maison Ogier

The Ogier Expression de Terroir Wines in glasses

What do you know about Chateauneuf-du-Pape?  How many grape varieties are permitted in the blend?  How many soil types are there in Chateauneuf-du-Pape?  Raphael Pommier, an Associate Winemaker at Maison Ogier, spoke to us about the history of the winery and…