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.

Let’s Talk About BC’s 2016 Harvest with 3 Wine Makers

Ripe grapes from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

BC is a large province, with a varied climate from maritime to alpine.  Our grape growing regions for wine production vary from the coast, to slightly inland (think the Fraser Valley), to our hot interior (the Okanagan or Kamloops for…

Brockmann’s Chocolates – 30 Years of Making Canada Delicious

Brockmann's Crunchetti chocolates and Truffini

Brockmann’s Chocolates Celebrates 30 Years in Canada  “Who is the Brockmann family?” They have been in Canada for 30 years making chocolates, and I don’t know about them.  But here they are; right underneath my nose! The Brockmann family has been…

Bench 1775 Covers Reds From Pinot Noir to Malbec

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Bench 1775 Winery is located in on 1775 Naramata Road, on the Naramata Bench.  They believe that great wines start in the vineyard, so all of their vineyard sites were analyzed in detail before being planted with clones and rootstocks best…

Enjoy the Wines from Meyer Family Vineyards at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

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Welcome to Meyer Family Vineyards After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world we spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley. In 2006 Janice and I (JAK) purchased a small 1.62 HECTARE…

Meet CedarCreek Estate Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

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Who is CedarCreek? CedarCreek Estate Winery was one of the first eight pioneering wineries in British Columbia. Right from the early onset, CedarCreek’s pioneering has been tempered by patience and perseverance. Our ideals matured into our philosophy: “Respect the land,…

Say Howdy to Harper’s Trail at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

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Introducing Harper’s Trail Harper’s Trail, named for the cattle drive trail of pioneer rancher Thaddeus Harper, is the first estate winery from Kamloops. Tucked into the city outskirts on the bank of the South Thompson River, Ed and Vicki Collett’s vineyard…

Everything You Wanted to Know About BC Pinot Noir

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My journey is complete. After many emails, printing of tasting note sheets, receiving deliveries of BC Pinot Noir, writing tasting notes, locating BC Pinot Noir vineyards, correlating BC Pinot Noir wines with soil and with latitude using a GIS, and…

Presenting the Wines of C.C. Jentsch Cellars at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

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Who We Are C.C. Jentsch Cellars was established in 2102 but The Jentsch family has been farming the Okanagan since 1929. Chris and Betty Jentsch are the winery proprietors and winegrowers. Like many people you may assume that C. C.…