A few days of wine tasting in Velké Bílovice

Imagine a small town with more then a thousand winemakers, all surrounded by vineyards and orchards. On the edge of the town, there is a hotel with rooms that overlook winemakers attending their vineyards. Imagine that, in the evening, you can sit on the balcony, looking at the sunset over the gentle hills, whilst drinking…

Wine paring for a traditional Czech Christmas Eve

In the days before Christmas, street corners in the Czech Republic are suddenly occupied by temporary Fish shops. They only sell one type of fish – carp. At these shops, that usually consist of a simple preparation table and a few big tubs full of live carps, you can buy your carp “prepared”, or you…

A tour through the unique cellars of Chateau Valtice

Decades ago, a famous movie director threw a party in the wine cellars of CHÂTEAU VALTICE. Perhaps the party guests thought that the already impressive cellars weren’t special enough yet, so they decorated the wine barrels with nice drawing, wine-related proverbs and women unfriendly jokes. You can still see these drawings from 1971, and a lot…

Our visit to the 2016 Wine Salon

As the new top 100 for 2017 is being picked these days, we are thinking about our latest visit to the Wine Salon, a great place to get acquainted with the Moravian and Czech wine scene. The Wine Salon of the Czech Republic is a collection of the 100 best Moravian and Czech wines for…

The 100 best Czech wines in 1 room

In the very south of the Czech Republic, deep underground, lies one of the best rooms for wine lovers. Underneath the impressive Valtice château is a wine cellar that houses a collection of the 100 best wines of the Czech Republic. And you can taste them all! Or you can at least try… I got…