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 Saison and a Helles Bock from the Vancouver Island Pod Pack for Orcas and Salmon

Pod Pack

Have you ever seen a pod of Orcas?  How about a pod of Orcas in a 4 pack? The Pod Pack The Pod Pack is a selection of 4 beers made especially to support the Pacific Salmon Foundation.  Pod Pack…

Pairing BC Halibut with Mayhem Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé Wines

Mediterranean Baked Halibut and Mayhem Wines

Besides spot prawn season, I think many BC’ers also look forward to halibut season.  It makes great fish and chips, but you can also cook it in other ways.  I received two 6 oz halibut portions from Organic Ocean to…

Enjoy Lulu Spritz and BEACH BUM Vodka Cooler and Help the BCHF

Lulu Spritz and BEACH BUM Lemon Coconut Vodka Coolers

The sun is out and it is a time to celebrate the spring and upcoming summer.  At my patio, I opened cans of Lulu Spritz wine and BEACH BUM Lemon Coconut vodka coolers. Besides enjoying these coolers, you will be…

2019 BC Wine Grape Acreage Report Shows Continued Growth Of The BC Wine Industry

2019 BC Wine Grape Acreage Report

Have you ever wondered what are the most widely planted vitis vinifera grapes in BC, or how about how many wineries we now have? The new 2019 B.C. Wine Grape Acreage Report is out and provides us with an update…

Organic Ocean Seafood Steelhead Dinner Paired with BC Wines

Organic Ocean seafood and BC wine

Have you heard about Organic Ocean?  They deliver freshly caught sustainable seafood that can be shipped across Canada from their location in North Vancouver.  Organic Ocean is featured in The Top 25: Sustainability & Conservation list, for 2020, published by…

UBIQUE 150th Anniversary Whisky Released by Glenora Distillery

UBIQUE 150 Commemorative Whisky- 10 Year Old

Did you know that there are distillers in Canada producing single malt whisky?  One, the Glenora Distillery, in Nova Scotia has produced a special 10-year-old Single Malt Whisky to commemorate our Royal Canadian Artillery, plus a portion of each sale…

Two Sides of Cabernet With Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Lover's Lane Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

With Dr. Henry lifting restrictions for us being able to travel within our zone for recreation purposes, I present you with two “Lover’s Lane” wines by Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery. One is a Cabernet Franc and the other Cabernet Sauvignon,…

Enjoy Spring on the Patio with Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Pinot Gris and Rosé 2020

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Pinot Gris and Rosé 2020

I have two new fresh Spring and Summer wines for you from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna. Their 2020 Rosé and Pinot Gris are made for sitting on the patio and enjoying food and friendship. In 2020, following…

California Wines Release on May 29 at BC Liquor Stores

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, BC Liquor Stores will release an exciting selection of California wines. The outstanding collection features iconic names from Napa Valley including Hillside Reds as well as a focus on the new California with Rhône-style gems…