Czech Wines & Traditions

PRAGUE DRINKS WINE 2019: Biggest Wine Festival in town This festival is the largest gathering of Central European winemakers who passionately devote themselves to wine making without any chemical sprayings, additives and any unnecessary extra operations in the cellar. This 6th edition is expecting more than seventy wineries from Czech Republic and other wine regions around.  The main theme of the upcoming vintage will be wines produced in kvevri, in traditional Georgian earthenware vessels. Therefore, you’ll have the chance to meet some leading Georgian winemakers and compare their Georgian wines......

It could remind you of similar event celebrated in France a week later, “the Beaujolais Nouveau”. But it dates much before !According to folk tradition, St. Martin arrives in November atop a white horse. This means that it should snow very soon, not just on the mountains, but also in the lowlands. A traditional feast and young wine celebrate this change of weather. So come over with sampling young wines and fragrant, golden-roasted goose!  ​​The tradition goes back to the 18th century, during the reign of Emperor Joseph II, when vineyard owners would visit their......

1.Rosé wine is not just a mixture of red & white wine It is the skin contact method that gives it its colour. Red skin grapes are crushed and left with the juice to give it its typical colour, typically anywhere from 2 to 20 hours. 2. Rosé wine is not just a mixture of red & white wine​ There are many different styles of rosé – from savory Tempranillo to fruity Sangiovese. And it has a variety of flavor undertones, from honeydew melon to citrus and even rhubarb. 3.......

When the weather turns cold in Prague and you are out enjoying the sites there is only one way of warming up, Svarak.  Svarak (also called svarene vino) is the Czech name for mulled wine. Mulled means heated and spiced. It is a warm drink made from red wine, some citrus fruit, a sweetener and spices. Sometimes it is additionally spiked with vodka or rum. Svarak is a popular warm drink during the cold weather months in Czech Republic as well as many other European countries. Perhaps some of you......

If you happen to be in this beautiful country in Fall, you may often see small stalls flanking the streets and roads of Czech cities offering something that looks like wine. This will certainly what the Czechs call “burčák, the partially fermented young Moravian wine that appears on the market at the end of August and early September and stays till end of October. Burčák is an inseparable part of the fall in the Czech Republic, especially in the South Moravia region. It is served at wine festivals throughout the season. Czechs have......

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