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.

New Wine Releases from Okanagan’s Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection

BC’s father daughter team of Harry McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond have collaborated to produce two lines of wine lately; Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection.  For me Evolve Cellar’s wines are meant to be young and fresh and easy to drink,…

Phantom Creek Acquires Acclaimed Golden Mile Bench Vineyard

Phantom Creek Estates

Big deals seem to be happening often this year.  The latest deal was the purchase of a 63-acre vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench owned by C. C. Jentsch Cellars by Phantom Creek Estates. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet family varieties (Cabernet…

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

Enrico Winery logo

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged…

Champagne And Caviar Headline November Menus At Ancora Waterfront Dining And Patio

Do want to party like the 1%, but do it on a budget?  How about enjoying Champagne and Caviar at Ancora’s November menu?  Below is a press release from Ancora about this exciting food and sparkling wine menu. ~~~ Vancouver,…

Canadian Wine For All – A Call to Action #CanadianWineForAll

Love Canadian Wine

Does it bother you when you are visiting a winery in another province, enjoy their wines, and ask them to ship you a case back to your home, and they can’t?  Provincial politics gets in the way and prevents the…

Grandi Marchi: Italian Wines in the World in Vancouver

instituo del vino italiano di qualita grandi marchi

I’d say that this is a top drop event, with wines from Italy only.  The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of winemakers across Italy supporting the best qualities and distinct wine making culture of Italy.  All the wineries are family-owned,…

Nourish Yourself With the Lure of Seafood and Road 13 Wines

Lure cookbook by Ned Bell with Valerie Howes

Cooking with local, healthy, sustainable ingredients should be a goal we all aspire.  Knowing where our food comes from and how it was harvested can help us make sustainable food choices.  For Chef Ned Bell, it has been a journey…