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.

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year with Wine

Chinese New Year Rooster 2017

Chinese New Year Day of the Rooster is on January 28, 2017. It is also known as the Female Fire Chicken year. Red is connected to the fire in Chinese tradition.  According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…Chicken is a Female Metal. Female Metal is…

Which Wine Stars Can You Meet at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017?

Vancouver International Wine Festival

One of the great things about the Vancouver International Wine Festival is that in the big Festival Tasting Room at the Conference Centre is that you can meet a winery principal and talk to him or her about their wines.…

Say Cheers to Tinhorn Creek at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Tinhorn Creek logo

Who is Tinhorn Creek? Our winery is the product of friends (the Shaunessys and the Oldfields) deciding to go into business together in 1993 in Oliver, BC. The winery officially opened in 1996.  We started from humble beginnings – like…

A Peek at a Dine Out Restaurant to Consider: Mangia e Scappa

Mangia e Scappa logo

Dine Out Vancouver starts on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 this year.  Already many restaurants are probably all booked up, but you would like to go to a top quality restaurant.  One thing is to think outside of the box; the…

Welcome CHURCH & STATE Wines at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Church & State logo

Church & State is head and heart, change and tradition, roots and growth. Church & State is in constant conflict, yet always in perfect balance. Who Is Church & State Wines? Kim Pullen founded Church & State Wines in 2004.…

Visit Moraine Estate Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Oleg and Svetlana Aristarkhov from Moraine Estate Winery

Who We Are Moraine Estate Winery is a family owned winery and vineyard overlooking Okanagan Lake, located just minutes from the City of Penticton. From its shelf-like location above striking clay bluffs, Moraine peers over the landscape and water. These…