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.

Say Cin Cin to Bottega S.p.A. at the Vancouver International Wine Fest

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Bottega S.p.A. is located in Bibano di Godega (TV), in the Prosecco DOC area and a short distance from the vineyards of Collio, Cartizze, Amarone and Picolit.  We are a few km from Conegliano, the capital of grappa. Halfway between Venice (approximately 50…

Book Review: Tasting Wine & Cheese by Adam Centamore

Cheese and wine lovers unite and celebrate.  This new book “Tasting Wine & Cheese:  An Insiders Guide to Master the Principles of Pairing” gives great suggestions about wines, cheese, and pairing them together.  It is written by Mr. Adam Centamore,…

Checking Out Calliope’s Latest Releases

Calliope hummingbird

Who is Calliope Wines? The Wyse Family, founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has a second label called Calliope, which pays homage to a tiny hummingbird found in southern British Columbia. The grapes for Calliope wines are sourced from local…

Presenting Rocca delle Macìe at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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Rocca delle Macie is a young winery when you compare it to the most famous wineries in the Chianti area. The company was founded in 1973 by Italo Zingarelli, whom, after various positive experiences in the movie production and distribution,…