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.

Bacchanalia Gala Auction Features 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction

Have you ever thought of attending the Bacchanalia Gala Auction?  Besides great food, there is great wine to drink, plus the chance to bid on fantastic wines like the 1983 Domaine De La Romanée Conti “La Tâche” & Harlan Estate Vertical. …

Celebrate Chinese New Year: Brown Earth Dog Feb 16, 2018

Brown Earth Dog 2018

2018 Chinese New Year is arriving on February 16, 2018. That is the 4715th Chinese year. The zodiac sign of 2018 is the Dog. According to the Chinese Horoscope calendar, 2018 is the Male Earth Dog year. Brown is connected…

A Few Wines from Giant Head Estate Winery for You

Giant Head Pinot Noir, Blanc de Noir, and Rose wines

Giant Head Winery, located in Summerland along the Bottleneck Drive, purchased their land in 2004 and have been producing wine since 2008.  Owners John Glavina and Jinny Lee run the operation, making small batches of wine.  They produce Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir,…

VanWineFest 2018 Media Preview Por Favor and Obrigado

40th Vancouver International Wine Festival

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival starts on Feb 24, 2018.  What an amazing success, for the Festival to be bringing us wines from around the world to our doorstep, along with a winery principal!  There will be 1400+ wines…

Whispering Horse Winery Surprises With L’Acadie

Whispering Horse L'Acadie label

Have You Heard of Whispering Horse Winery? One of our newest wineries to BC, Whispering Horse Winery is located a little southwest of Chilliwack on Vedder Mountain Rd.  Cultus Lake is around the corner from the winery as well.  The…

VanWineFest 2018 Vine Stars from Portugal, Spain and More!

Vancouver International Wine Festival

One of the things I really enjoy about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is the ability to talk to wine makers and/or winery owners about their vineyards, their harvest, and their wines.  It makes tasting the wine so much more…