Prague – Wine

Publish Time:2019-02-19 09:30:43Source:Prague City Tourism

【Introduction】:5 reasons why wine is on the up-and-up in Prague


Prague as a city for winelovers?

5 reasons why wine is on the up-and-up in Prague

New trends, wine-growing traditions and advantageous geography make Prague one of the top cities for wine lovers right now. Central Europe is just waking up to its winemaking appeal and Prague is exactly the right place if you want to be part of it.


1. Gastronomy on the ascendant

Over recent years many new businesses have opened up in Prague, bringing in a whole gamut of worldwide gastronomic trends. There are frequent food festivals and farmers’ markets held here. New establishments are focused on product quality and excellence in their craft. Whether the cuisine is domestic, Italian or French – Prague is well versed in all of them. If you want to experience the interplay of Czech wines with top cuisine and great service, then you’ve come to the right place.

2. Central European terroir

More and more Czech vintners are developing their wines’ wholly distinct character, based on local tradition, terroir and respect for traditional methods. The early phase of Czech viniculture is gradually coming to an end and the era of mature wines of character is coming into its own. If you want to embark on your own journey Portál Židovské radnice of discovery as to what makes Central European wines distinctive, then Prague has the best conditions in which to do so.


3. Dining both fine and casual

In food and wine, Prague offers tremendous value for money. It is evident from every à la carte menu, wine-list and pricing of wine by the glass. Long gone is the notion that fine fare and wine are to be found only in a select few establishments. The contemporary winebars of Prague have a relaxed atmosphere and price-wise belong to the sensible mid-range. On the other hand, if you are looking for a top dining experience, there are a number of places where you’ll have ample opportunity to pay a little extra and not regret it.

4. Natural wines

The wave of interest in going back to nature and in unadulterated natural wines has also reached the Czech Republic. A few years ago you’d have found very little mention of natural wines, Pét-Nat or orange wine in the Czech Republic. But things evolve very quickly and there are now many talented winemakers bringing these wines to the market. If you want to go hunting around for natural wines, Prague wine-bars are where they come together.

5. Prague is the gateway to the wine realms of Central Europe

Thanks to its geography, Prague is the perfect starting point for discovering the wines of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy countries. Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, as well as Slovenia and Serbia are all nearby, close geographically and culturally. And although the predominant wines to be seen are from the traditional wine-growing powers, in Prague you can also come across top-quality wines from the neighbourhood.

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