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Does Prague have good wine or mainly beer?

Does Prague have good wine or mainly beer?

Old May 8th, 2008, 09:03 PM
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Does Prague have good wine or mainly beer?

Does Prague have good wine or mostly beer?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 10:42 PM
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Yes!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:18 AM
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We tend to stick with the local draught beer because it is so good - I particularly like some of the dark beers. Wine is however widely available but I have no particlar recomendations for that.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 02:37 AM
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And one must consider matching drink to food, mustn't one? Czech beer is the best to accomany those Bohemian, Habsburg, dishes!
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Hi A,

Do you mean as in "Does Bordeaux have good wine?" or as in "Can one get drinkable wine in Prague?".

No.

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You can buy foreign wine at some restaurants in Prague, but the local Czech wine is terrible, as far as I'm concerned. blech....

It is actually a little difficult to get good wine in the cheaper places, as they tend to carry Czech wine, rather than Spanish, Italian, etc.
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oh, if you do want to try Czech wine, I think the whites are superior to the reds. Any cheaper red from Spain, Portugal or Italy will be better (not to mention S America).

Still, the majority of Czech wines are not top notch. I wouldn't buy Czech table wine unless you really know what you are doing.
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I'll be in Prague in a couple of weeks. Here is a website I found that might interest you.

http://www.czechbeerguide.com/

For those who know Czech beers, which one (or ones) stand out. Thanks.

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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:23 AM
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Places with good beer or wine generally have a good international reputation for them and are big wine exporters.

For example: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Western US, New zealand, and Austrailia are good bets for wine.

Likewise, Belgium, Czech Republic, UK, Germany, and others have a reputation for their beer and export it heavily.

So...you can get very good wine in Prague, but not good Czech wine. I tried many times ordering the most expensive Czech wines - all were awful. Just my opinion.

I also tried countless differnt Czech beers and LOVED each and every one.

I am generally more of a wine than a beer drinker.

It's possible someone else may have a different opinion. Maybe you need to know a particulay vineyard or bottler to get a good Czech wine. On the other hand, you don't need to be a beer expert to get a great Czech beer.

Just my experience, FWIW.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Great thanks! You've answered all my questions!
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You can get good wine in Prague - but it's not local - it;s imported and won't be cheap. The local beer on the other hand is superb.

I suggest matching the drink to the food - whichever you choose.
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I like the following Czech wines:

Frankovka
Zweigeltrebe
Rulandské modré

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