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…

Pálava – the original Czech wine

Pálava is probably the most characteristic Czech wine variety that I can think of. Not only because it is one of the most popular wine varieties in the country, but also because it was originally cultivated in the Czech Republic by a Moravian winemaker and named after a local hill. On top of that, Pálava…

Wines from the Prague Botanical Garden

I´m normally not a big fan of botanical gardens, being able to recognize only the most common of plants. If a botanical garden has its own vineyard, though, it becomes more interesting. And if it produces wines from the locally grown grapes and sells them in a wine shop within the garden itself, then I´m…

Wine drinkers in the land of beer

With our wine rack getting dangerously empty and the last week of summer ahead of us, we decided to take one last (wine) holiday this year. As writers of a blog dedicated to Czech wine, we naturally headed to the Czech Republic, but this time we chose to explore the areas of the country that…

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…