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.

Vine Stars from Italy and Around the World at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

Vancouver International Wine Festival

The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2016 is coming up quickly, and one of the great things about it, is that you can meet winery principals from around the world.  This year, Italy is the theme country, so there will be…

Two Sub $20 Cabernet Merlot Blends from Mission Hill

Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Cabernet Merlot and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Haynes Barn Merlot Cabernet wines

Founded in 1981 by proprietor Anthony von Mandl, Mission Hill Family Estate has a solid reputation as a leader within the wine community that helped define the Okanagan Valley.  His winery won the Avery Trophy in 1994 for ‘Best Chardonnay…

My First Post for 2016: A New Vintage of Singletree Wines to Try

Singletree Winery Siegerrebe, Farmhand White, and Pinot Noir

Last year I was invited to try some of the wines from the new Singletree Winery, located in Abbotsford, BC.  A family run opereation by the Etsell’s, they planted their grape vines in 2011 and opened a wine shop in…

Quick Review: Samantha Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Here is my last wine review for 2015.  It has been an amazing year of trying wines from around the world, and meeting with wine makers from around the world.  BC’s winery list continues to grow, and winery regions as…

The Perfect Wine to Bring to a Holiday Gathering: It’s All About the Food by Paula Moulton

Today is a first for me;  Actually 2 firsts.  One of my firsts is that I will be meeting and interviewing Mr. Harry McWatters, who established Sumac Ridge winery and See Ya Later Ranch.  Harry has overseen many firsts in…

Meet Masi Agricola at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

Masi Campofiorin 2012

The history of Masi is the history of a family and its vineyards in Verona, part of the Veneto. The name itself derives from the Vaio dei Masi, the small valley purchased at the end of the XVIII century by…