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 Bene Nota from Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2014 label

Black Hills Estate Winery on the Black Sage Road in the Okanagan is best known for their “Nota Bene” Bordeaux blend red wine.  When I was taking my WSET classes downtown many years ago, it was extremely difficult to get a bottle…

Celebrating KWV’s South African Wines at L’Abattoir

Roast fillets of beef together with a veal sweetbread served with 3 red wines from KWV at L Abattoir small

Two years ago I was fortunate to meet wine maker Izele van Blerk from KWV, the largest winery in South Africa, at a Trade tasting in Vancouver 2 years ago.  I talked about my experience with South African wine through…

3 Whites from Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery

Three Singletree white wines

The Fraser Valley has a few wineries, but they are not as well-known as our Okanagan wineries.  One of the newer Fraser Valley wineries is Singletree Winery from the Abbotsford area. Being a cooler climate area for grape growing, expect…

SpierHead Winery Delivers with 3 Classy White Wines

SpierHead Winery Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Chardonnay

SpierHead Winery is one of the most consistent quality wine producers I know in the Okanagan.  I am always impressed with their Pinot Noir and white wines.  I recently received their 2015 vintage of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling wines.…

Liquidity Wines Releases 2014 Pinot Reserves and Chardonnay Reserve

Liquidity Wines logo

It’s time to stock up your wine cellar for the upcoming monsoon season here in Vancouver.  One winery you may want to consider is Liquidity Wines from Okanagan Falls.  They recently released their 2014 vintage.  Below is a press release…