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
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The heavens have opened and gold and silver are raining on the heads of our winemakers and their wines!
It’s a time when the outstanding results of our wines achieved in the past are taking on a new dimension.
We’re delighted to have had the occasion to witness these results first-hand and even be able to contribute organisationally to a number of them.
We will stop at the best wineries in Alsace, in Moravia we visited Pavel Pastorek in Čejkovice, we discovered the distinct wines of Jakub Zborovský, followed by the championship titles in France and America.
And let’s not forget – Tomáš Jakeš takes us to his kitchen U Kapličky and Barbora Ryzí’ in the Wine Wellness in Hustopeče.
Big Wine Competitions in United States
Wineries Leoš Horák, Broňa Vajbar, Vinařství Košut, U Kapličky, Syfany
Seven Alsatian Treasures
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, CESTOVÁNÍ:
Winterhalter Under Counter Dishwashers
Hotel Centro Hustopece
History of Beer
Topography of Coffee – Colombia
The Mercedes Benz Museum