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Warmer weather, less Ice Wine

Although the Czech Republic is not one of the world´s well known wine countries, wines from its two wine regions, Bohemia and South Moravia are considered to be of high quality and are successful at many of the world´s wine competitions. And the same applies with ICE WINE.  But what is Ice wine exactly? Where …

OLDEST EXISTING VINE IN PRAGUE

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE OLDEST VINE STILL GROWS AT PRAGUE CASTLE? Indeed, in the beautiful gardens located at the foot of the Prague Castle, one can find cuttings of the worlds ‘oldest fine grapevine. It was offered as a gift of the city Maribor to Prague castle on December 12, 2014. Those grapes are being …

FRANKOVKA OR BLAUFRÄNKISCH?

Don’t worry they are the same grape ! Frankovka is the Czech version of the international name Blaufränkisch. Known also as frankinja in Slovenia or Franconia in Italy, or even Lemberger in America.  It is also sometimes called as Pinot Noir of east. It is a red grape that represents 5,6% of the vineyard planting, …

OUR FAVORITE WINE EVENT AND FOOD MARKET PLACES IN PRAGUE

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 …

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE BENEFITS TO CZECH WINES?

It is now obvious that our planet is becoming ever warmer.  This is affecting viticulture in a number of ways.  The United Nations has even predicted that viticulture as a whole in the Northern Hemisphere might move an average of up to 111 miles (180 kilometers) farther north compared to where grapes are growing now. If this …

HOW TO BECOME A WINE JUDGE?

You are probably aware of many different wine competitions all around the world. But do you really know what it is all about? And what it takes to be part of a jury?  As wine expert, we are solicited by those kinds of competitions. Thus we are able to give some answers to your questions below.  …