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.

Pure Chablis and 3 Top Vancouver Sommeliers at Secret Location

When you think of Chablis, elegance comes to mind for me.  Floral and citrus fruits, stone fruits, whey and honey are all flavour descriptors for these wines, and one in particular; flint.  The flint (some may say smokiness) comes from…

My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

the wine world is here

February 24, 2014.  That’s the kick off for the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  On Thursday – Saturday in the Acura International Festival Tasting Room you have the opportunity to try wines from near and far; red, white, and pink; sparkling and…

My 5 Favourite Wines from Sonoma in the City

Sonoma in the City

Which region is known for their award-winning Pinot Noir? Sonoma County, California Burgundy, France Marlborough, New Zealand Champagne, France If you answered, all the above, you would be right.  Burgundy being the most famous region in the world for Pinot…

Share a Bottle of Haywire Pink Bub for Valentines Day

Champagne bubbles by Gaetan Lee via Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that some BC wineries produce sparkling wine? One in particular I’d like to let you know about is Haywire Winery, located in Summerland, BC. Since their inception a few years ago, I have been following and tasting…

A Wonderful Dinner with Meyer Family Vineyards at Forage

I have been following Meyer Family Vineyards since the release of their first vintage and have been regularly reviewing their wines here on mywinepal.com.  Their wines have always been good and have been getting better with each vintage, from my…

No Horsing Around for Chinese New Year of the Wooden Horse 2014

Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse

Chinese Year of the Wooden Horse According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “Horse is one of Chinese favorite animals. Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles. Horse can give people a ride to their destination. Therefore, horse is not only…