450 wine cellars in a row

Nechory is a place, where only wine lives – literally. This small village is formed by more than 450 buildings, but only one of them is a house with official inhabitants. The rest 450 of the buildings in this charming place are wine cellars, used for making, storing and drinking local wines. Wine instead of…

International awards for Czech wine

If it comes to the  universal world of wines, Czech wine is still rather rare and generally not very well-known, but that doesn´t mean it doesn´t belong to the top league. Czech wine is continuously scoring high in international wine competitions and it´s gaining more and more respect. To prove that, let´s list just a…

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…

The capital of Czech wine

The town of Valtice calls itself the capital of wine. Even though I´ve only just begun exploring the Czech wine scene, I must say I agree with this title. Valtice is a rather small town, but the possibilities it offers to wine lovers seem boundless. Wines hidden deep underground When in Valtice, you will surely…

Why spend a night in a Czech wine cellar?

If you´ve read my previous post and never have been to Moravia (Czech Republic), you might still be baffled by Czech wine cellars. Indeed, if you are imagining a regular sized wine cellar inside somebody´s house, you have to wonder how (and why) people spend hours drinking there instead of their living rooms, for example….

Discovering Czech wine

Growing up in the Czech Republic, I remember always hearing people talk about “going to a cellar” for an evening or the entire weekend. I was aware that the activity involved some kind of wine cellar and rather large quantities of wine, but the concept confused me and I certainly didn´t have a clear idea…