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.

Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery Gruner Veltliner 2018 and Indian Food Pairing

Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery Gruner Veltliner 2018

This is my first wine to review in 2022, Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery Gruner Veltliner 2018.  A BC wine coming from Osoyoos in the south Okanagan.  Gruner Veltliner is not yet a commonly known white grape here in BC,…

McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 For Christmas Dinner

Turkey dinner with a glass of McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 wine

Today I wanted to try a rich oaked Chardonnay from BC to go with my roast turkey dinner for the Christmas holidays so I opened a bottle of McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2020 and was not disappointed.  My Wine Tasting Notes…

Quick Review: Wildeberg Coterie Cabernet Franc & Malbec 2018

Wildeberg Coterie Cabernet Franc & Malbec 2018

Do you have a coterie? A small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people? I think you probably have a small group of friends that you enjoy drinking wine with. I…

Trends Shaping Canada’s Restaurant and Hospitality Industry in 2022

Restaurants Canada RC Show

With COVID affecting us all, both personally and where and how we work, this press release I received about the trends happening in Canadian restaurants by the upcoming Restaurants Canada RC Show 2022 was very interesting.  I hope it sparks…