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.

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,…

A Sparkling Greeting to Cleto Chiarli Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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In 1850, Cleto Chiarli moved from the countryside to the town of Modena, together with his wife Lucia and their four children. In 1860 Cleto Chiarli decided to close his ‘osteria’ down in order to dedicate himself only to the…

Visit Cantina Zaccagnini at Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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The Zaccagnini are a very modest family who started with only few and small pieces of land in Abruzzo (east central Italy) and now own 300 hectares.  They started in the 1960’s to sell their grapes and were known as…

Welcome Cantina dal Argiano at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

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From the time of Ancient Rome to the present day, the Argiano estate has made the history of the territory of Montalcino, becoming one of its most prestigious and traditional elements, a valuable ambassador for its wines in the world…

Aging Gracefully with Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Riesling

We all want to age gracefully.  The exuberance of fruit in young wines, while very enjoyable, can lead to more interesting flavours and aromas over time.  Riesling is one of the white wines that is known to be able to…