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 Veneto Wine Lunch in Brunello Country!

Re di Macchia ristorante in Montalcino

One of Italy’s best known, and expensive wines, is Brunello di Montalcino, which is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes that are grown around the town of Montalcino, which is located approximately 80km south of Florence.  With that being said, why was I…

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day’s 20th Anniversary with Nk’Mip Cellars and Indigenous Inspired Cuisine on June 21, 2016

It’s time to celebrate Aboriginal culture and wine. You can enjoy both on June 21st. Please read the following press release that I received. Enjoy. ~~~ Osoyoos, B.C. (June 9, 2016) – On June 21,Canadians are invited to celebrate National Aboriginal Day‘s…

10 Tasty BC Wines from the 2016 Bloom VQA Spring Release

BC vineyards (Image courtesy winebc.org)

The latest releases from BC’s VQA wineries is out, and I’m sure you are wondering which wines would be great on the patio this summer.  Here are 10, mostly white, wines for you to enjoy: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Recolte Blanche…

Having Lunch with New World Winery of the Year: Santa Carolina Winery

Santa Carolina New World Winery of the Year

The 2015 New World Winery of the Year from Wine Enthusiast magazine is Santa Carolina Winery from Chile.  To say they are New World though is quite interesting as the winery has been in existence since 1875.  But of course,…