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.

A Top Notch Experience at The Shore Club in Toronto

Walking down the hallway, of The Shore Club in Toronto,  with plush carpeting underfoot,  past the wall of wines behind glass case I knew this was going to be an exceptional experience.  The interior of the restaurant in dark colours,…

My Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Gris 2012 Review #NZWine

Villa Maria Estate is a well-known producer of quality wines from New Zealand.  I look forward to trying their new vintages each year.  Recently I received a bottle of their Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Pinot Gris 2012 to…

Wines of Chile – Terroir Seminar 2013 @WoC_CanadaWest

Chile is a fascinating country, with climate and terrain that vary from the Atacama desert in the north to glaciers in Patagonia to the south, and everything in between!  From Wikipedia I learned that by surface 80% of South America’s glaciers…

Gastown Wine Crawl – Exciting Sips from Seacove Group

This past week, the Seacove Group, a wine agency located in Vancouver, brought over 5 winery principals from Europe to show us a range of their wines.  Strolling through the cobbled Gastown streets, between restaurants, one could imagine you were…