This Christmas twin is breaking records! Should it have one more sheet, more than 200 pages will roll! Additionally, it embraces the whole world – besides many reports from Moravia and Bohemia you can find here California, Canada, Germany, Israel, China, Cameroun and the South African SPECIAL!
Find out who won the competition for IVN Profi design workwear worth CZK 10.000!
So nice Christmas reading and good luck by 2019!
Winners of the National Wine Competition
Do something for love! How the sparkling wine in Bohemia Sekt is produced?
Moravian wineries portraits: Agra Horní Dunajovice, Pavel Binder, Karel Válka, Jan Plaček, Sonberk, Sedlákovi
King of wines reached the final
RB Harmonia Vini
Terravino Israel, Ashdod, IL
SPECIAL: South African Wine Industry and Wineries
San Francisco International WIne Competition
Our Christmas Gift: Opus One, Napa, CA
Squire Ronald GlenLyon, Sonoma, CA
Sommeliers´competitions – Moravia and China
REVUE PRO HOTEL, RESTAURANT A CESTOVÁNÍ
Maurerův výběr Grand Restaurant
Chef´s Gallery: Jan Snopek
Christmas cards and habits
IVN Profi: the continuing interview with designer Ivana Jedlička
History of the beer
Craft beer in Berlin
Having a dinner at C.I.A.
History of coffee: Cameroun
This number was printed exceptionally late for which we are only partly to blame but still, it warrants an apology. At the beginning of the year, we decided to renovate our kitchen studio, a place where we prepare and take photos of dishes and recipe tips in the magazine. I’ll spare you the gruesome details but let’s just say it definitely wasn’t a joyous experience.
Finding a workman prepared to get stuff done fast was no easy feat and then encouraging him to think a little outside of the box was practically impossible. We ended up spending our summer eating out of boxes, left with little choice but to wait till September to get the job more or less done. Reality: October.
The second difference is that we’ve decided to dedicate the issue to two main topics – the 100 year anniversary of the Czech Republic through wine and beer, and South Africa.
Do not miss the competition for INV Profi design work clothes worth 10.000 CZK!
Bohemia Sekt Trophée Sommelier 2018
Wine and the Czechoslovak statehood
Vinařství Volařík awarded as Wine Maker of the Year to the 3rd time!
Journalist´s grape harvest in Slovenia
Berliner Wein Trophy, Asia Wine Trophy (Daejeon, South Korea), Michelangelo Awards (Cape Town, South Africa)
Historical feast of Wine Harvest in City of Znojmo
REVUE PRO HOTEL, RESTAURANT A CESTOVÁNÍ
Beautify as many people as possible … interview with designer Ivana Jedlička
History of the Beer – History of the Czech Nation
History of the coffee – Honduras
Traveling thru South African National Parks, Bakubung Safari Lodge
Craft Beer in South Africa
Prázdninové číslo přináší oddechové čtení na dovolenou a pro chvíle volna.
Vinařství Volařík in new premises
Power of crystals and good wines – Jarmila Winery
Paying visit in the Reisten Winery
Wine competitions: Valtické vinné trhy, Grand Prix Vinex, Rosé Tour, National Wine Competition, Mělník
Wine Prague Exhibition
Worldwide: Great American Wine Competition, Rochester, NY
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Beijing, China
Southafrican V.I.P. Lorraine Immelman traveling thru Moravia
REVUE PRO HOTEL, RESTAURANT AND TRAVEL
Minibrew: Farm Obora u Tábora
Gastronomic travel guide: Belgium
History of beer
History of coffee
Car Story: Stalking footsteps of Henry Ford in Detroit
Spring has sprung and love is all around. Along with plenty of large wine competitions of course. It’s incredible to see such small countries as the Czech Republic and Slovakia, who produce 3 and 2 thousandth worth of the world’s wine production respectively, become major players at the largest and most famous competitions around the world. And it’s fantastic to watch the successes they are reaping!
Josef Valihrach picked up the world champion title at the world’s oldest competition in Lubljana –and for his very new variety of Cabernet Blanc no less! Meanwhile Znovín Znojmo picked up five gold medals out of six registered wines!
With their Pinot Blanc Late Harvest 2015, Vinselekt Michlovský picked up the Grand Prix at the Pinot Blanc championship competition.
Shining as this year’s brightest star are the Ostrožovič family from Slovakia’s Tokaj region picking up the Grand Prix award in the category of Les Vins Blancs de Cépages et d’Assemblages du Monde in Strasburg, Vinalies d´Or for the best sweet wine at the Vinalies Internationales in Paris and the Bacchus d´ Oro award for the best sweet wine at Bacchus in Madrid – all top rated competitions by VinoFed!
Long may this trend continue!
“Great Chick” representative label of Velké Bílovice
Vinalies Internationales, Paris
Bacchus UOC, Madrid
Finger Lakes, Rochester, NY
Led Concours des Grands Vins Blancs, Strasbourg
Vino Ljubljana, Slovenia
Vínne trhy Pezinok
Zámocké vinárstvo Šimák – Editio Janoušek
REVUE PRO HOTEL, RESTAURANT A CESTOVÁNÍ
Historiy and today of Heineken beer
Texas and the Czech foot prints there (final)
Autosalon: Classic Remise Düsseldorf
For our very first issue of 2018, we decided to place Czech, Moravian and Slovak wines in the limelight. In the gastronomy part we will be offering you a guided tour thru snowy Chicago, the capital of Illinois. Join us as we take a stroll through the culinary delights of Chicago, check out where Richard Gere used to go dancing with Jennifer Lopez in Shall we dance?, plus have a read through all of our other reports, interviews and articles.
Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic
Interview with Pavlem Vajčner, the Znovín Znojmo CEO
Ludwig Winers in Asia
Vinné sklepy Kutná Hora
Czech Winery Chrámce
Wines from holy Claire
National Salon of Wines, Slovakia
Golguz and Wine of the Year
Skalice wine shelters
Audience Grand Cru Classé
Weinidylle with Inspector Rex
Revue pro Hotel, Restaurant a Cestování
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Chef s Gallery – Pavel Brož
Pastry and coffe at Alchymist Café
Chapters from the history of the beer
Carneval at Letna, Prague
Autosalon – Museo Lamborghini
In our 27-year history, this is our first ever double issue. And it’s yours to keep!
But to say it’s a double issue does the work an injustice, since in fact you are holding two fully-fledged magazines by 164 pages, all in one for your festive and New Year’s reading.
We’re especially proud to be able to take you with us on a journey to one of the world’s most expensive wineries – Spain’s famous winery of Vega Sicilia.
And you get to experience it with us. Simply amazing!
On top of this, we’ll introduce you to France’s former president Jacques Chirac’s personal sommelier, plus take you around a whole range of excellent wineries in Moravia.
You can also look forward to catching a glimpse of Thanksgiving Dinner in Texas. We went to Austin to take part in a really lovely international competition where our wines picked up 10 double golds and 17 golds, leaving behind an outstanding impression!
To fly to the other side of the world without gathering plenty of interesting material for you would have been a crime – hence the theme of this issue – Special Texas.
And don’t worry, there’s plenty left for the next issue!
So don’t say we never spoil you!
SPECIAL: Wine Production in Texas
Trophée Bohemia Sekt
Cedric Picot – President´s Chirac sommelier
Davinus – first five years
Organic winery Čech
Wine Barn in Valtice
Fictive interview with Foltyn brothers
Tomáš Vican – wine and movies producer
MD Kosík´s wines
Josef Dufek Svatobořice-Mistřín
Revue for Hotel, Restaurant, Travel:
SPECIAL: Czech footsteps in Texas
New CIPA shop
Pavlovín and Gastronomy
Chefs Gallery: Radek Šplíchal
History of Coffee – Café games
History of Beer – Christmas customs
Autosalon: Papa mobiles
This 92-page issue can be divided into two main topics – world competitions and the successes of our wines on them (and they are SO MANY!), and a look back on history – the anniversary of Valtice Wine Fair with Jan Otáhal’s book, the development in evaluation of the competitions with Ton Kolsteeg, the twenty years of the Pardubice Wine Festival or fifteen years of Harmonia Vini, onbe of leading wine distributors. It’s good to remember, especially for that.
And head out to Tokaj with Ostrozovic’s, their splendid wines and the excellent sommelier Maťo Šándor.
Makro Wine Maker of the Year
King of Wines competition
Asia Wine Trophy
Berliner Wein Trophy
20 years of PFV
The Charm of Tokaj Wines J+J Ostrožovič
History od Valtice Wine Fair
Taster Ton Kolsteeg
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, CESTOVÁNÍ:
Gastronomy and wine: Golguz & Château Appony
Chefs Gallery: Stanislav Domček
The oldest pub in the world
St. Wenzel feast of Czech beer
Historiy of Beer
Topograpfy of Coffee – South Africa
Spanish tradition: Cocido
Summer has finally arrived which means vacations, relaxation, beach, barbecue and of course, wine! Wine in all of its forms, but mainly some light,
easy on palate, refreshing and something fizzy or bubbly, which will add a seasonal sparkle to our glasses!
Summer also evokes relaxed laziness, plenty of ice-cream together with summer romances. And travels. Lots of travels.
Although this edition is being published with a short yet unavoidable delay (for which we would really like to apologize to all our readers) we would still like
to offer you some interesting travel tips for an interesting destination which may be very close, yet at the same time almost unknown to most of our readers. Wine voyage will take us to a German wine region of Kaiserstuhl into the area of Schwarzwald, followed by a gourmet tour right behind the borders of Bavaria, into the cities of Regensburg and Vilshofen at Donau river.
Indepentent wine makers in Penny Markets
New wines from St. Klara vineyard
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Finca Herrera / Cigales
Germany – Kaiserstuhl wines
Czen wine makers in New Zaeland
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, TRAVEL:
Leaders in Hospitality
Topography of coffee – Mexico
Chefs Gallery: Uli Deutzer, Regensburg
History of Beer
In the Footsteps of Josefa Groll
Tip for a trip – Bayern
Car driving test: BMW Gran Tourer
BMW Museum, München
How to recover lost energy after the winter?
Vitamins, movement, body cleansing. But that’s not all.
If we give more love to our lives, if we do something for others, we will feel better, we will live better.
For seven years now, we have been helping collect and transport samples to the world’s largest charity winning competition, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, whose entire proceeds are funded by the camp for oncologically ill children. Since then, we’ve been sending the same samples to the Great American Wine Competition, which also has a charitable dimension.
For the first time in seven years we managed to cross the limit of 200 Czech, Moravian and Slovak samples! Unbelievable 55 wineries decided to support a good thing!
It’s just beautiful to enter spring, enriched by helpfulness, good intentions
and with the feeling that our wineries are helping beyond the ocean. That feeling is worth it!
The beautiful medals we bring will be a nice bonus and memory.
Salon of Wines of Czech Republic
Dreaming graphic artist Lemka
Prague Wine Trophy & Week
They wrote on wine
A renewed tradition of the currant wines
Special: Castilla y León
Before ProWein starts
Black Sea Region Wine Competition
HOTEL A RESTAURANT
Special: Spanish gastronomy
Mead and maple syrum in Canada
History of beer – How the Pilsner Urquell was born
Historie of ciffee
Marketing and PR
Driving Car Test: Škoda Superb 4×4