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.

Wine, Beer and Liquor Special Events at BC Liquor Stores in July

BC Liquor Stores e-news

At various BC Liquor Stores in July there will be special tastings of wines, beers, and other liquor.  Find something new at one of these events and continue to enjoy them into August and onward.  Here is the list of…

Taste 333 Years of Wine Making History with Boschendal Winery

Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015

It’s wine quiz time!  Name a region in the world that is known for their restrained wines made from Chardonnay.  Now name a region that besides making Chardonnay, also makes Pinot Noir?  Final question; does this region have more than…

A Dozen Plus 3 Valpolicella Wine Recommendations

3 Valpolicella wines

What Are Valpolicella Wines? Canada loves Valpolicella wines.  We import 34% of the Valpolicella DOC and 18% of Valpolicella Ripasso DOC according to the Consorzio. According to the Consorzio per la Tutela dei Vini Valpolicella, “Valpolicella is the top red…

Portuguese Wines – Discover a World of Difference Interview

Filipa Anunciação senior area manager Wines of Portugal (credit Angel Chu)

During the Wines of Portugal tasting that I was able to attend recently I had the opportunity to also have a short interview with Filipa Anunciação, the senior area manager from Wines of Portugal.  It was interesting to hear her…