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.

Esteemed Champagne House Celebrates Summer in the Okanagan

OAK Estate and Veuve Clicquot Collaborate for a Picture-Perfect Picnic

This is a first for BC as far as I can remember.  The Veuve Clicquot Champagne House coming to the Okanagan for a special event with OAK Estate Winery in Summerland.  Limited tickets so buy yours asap!  Press release below.…

Have You Tried Skin Contact White Wines from Modest Wines?

Modest Wines the elder vicar 2019 and no. 4 orange 2020

Do you like white wines with skin contact? These “natural” style wines are becoming more common. I have two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery and their Modest Wines line. One is “the elder vicar 2019” which is a blend…

Try Mayne Island Brewing Co. Pacific Gose to Help Support Tahlequah the Orca

Mayne Island Brewing Co Pacific Gose and BBQ Pairing

To help support our orcas, the POD PACK 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries are produced, with a portion of sales going Pacific Salmon Foundation to support wild BC salmon stocks, a food source for orcas. Today…

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale and Stuffed Salmon Pairing

Mike by Whistle Buoy Brewing Rose Pale Ale

I read recently that our Southern Resident Killer Whales are endangered with a population of only 74 in total alive today (https://bcaletrail.ca/vancouver-island-brewing-pod-pack/). To help support our orcas, the Pod Pack 2021, 4 craft beers from 4 Vancouver Island breweries was…

2 Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

Modest Wines Paired with a Japanese-Style Sablefish Dish

I paired for dinner a Japanese-style Sablefish dish with two wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery. They have their new, to me, MODEST WINES label. I opened their La Graves Robber 2020 (a Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon blend) and their…

A Steak Friendly Red Blend from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Landing Road Red Blend 2018

My last wine to taste from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery is their 2018 Landing Road Red Blend from the Okanagan Valley. It is made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec grapes; a Bordeaux blend. I have been mentioning…