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.

Where Will You Find Me at the VanWineFest 2016?

Vancouver International Wine Festival

The days are quickly ticking down to the Vancouver International Wine Festival, which if you don’t know, runs from Feb 20 – 28, 2016.  Events are held at the Convention Centre, and as well at many restaurants around the Vancouver…

4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala Featuring BC Wines

Shine a Light logo

I will be volunteering at the 4th Annual Shine a Light Kidney Gala which takes place on March 3rd, 2016 at The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel.  This event raises awareness of kidney disease for the work and mission of The Kidney…

Perogies and Viognier? An Unexpected Pairing

Sometimes there are dishes that you don’t normally think about pairing with wine.  Take perogies for example.  This eastern European dish is a dough dumpling stuffed with a filling such as mashed potato or cottage cheese, or a combination of…

Chinese New Year: Some Wines for Red Fire Monkey Year

Red Fire Monkey Year 2016

Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey is on February 8, 2016. According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to…

It’s about Time and the Blend – My Interview with Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters

Harry McWatters is a leader in the British Columbia wine industry for the past 40+ years. In 1980, he founded BC’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, and later started See Ya Later Ranch Estate Winery in 1995.  He purchased…