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We hope you will enjoy our work.
Iva Kováříková, publisher and Luboš Bárta, editor-in-chief
Číslo 1/2013 v distribuci od 25. února 2013!
There are endless good reasons for us to continue enjoying wine! New year of the Salon vín in the Czech Republic is kicking off and I can already tell you it has a whole host of wonderful wines to boast about! During the evaluation at the National Wine Competition we all focused on the task in hand and adopted a critical stance. However once the tallying of points was over, we all clinked glasses and exchanged views as to which of the exhibited wines we favoured over others. And I can tell you it made for quite a long list! Here in the Czech Republic the harvest has been modest over the past few years but it is all the more delicious as a result. That which nature succeeding in creating, the vine turned to grape and winemakers into a subsequently delicious vintage.
The ultimate guide thru Salon vín ČR 2013
National wine contest
100 wines displayed in the Salon 2013
Entry fees, programmes, business hours
Champion Jakub Pribyl
Sommeliers Association tasting - Champagne
Holiday travel tip:
In memory of the deceased Jan Vajčner
Glassworks Crystalite Bohemia
Theme of the issue: Provence
Reine Sammut, La Feniére, Provence
Robert Burian, Olivier, České Budějovice
Master cutler Josef Pok
Vitalbox - weight loss for gourmets
Coffee and coffee substitutes
Chapters from the history of beer XLIII.
Safety in gastronomy
Driving test: Renault Espace
Issue 6/2012 on 88 pages will bring St. Micholas on December 6th!
It's Christmas, and also the end of the year, both events of which surely provide sufficient reason for us to wish each other good fortune and for saying things we sincerely mean. We are all going to need fortune that's for sure. And it's a big assumption for us to hope that the forthcoming holiday season will not only bring good fortune, but also happiness. In this issue you'll read about how this year's crop from the Moravian vineyards is of excellent quality despite the low yield of grapes.
And from the heart we hope that next year will be a better one for both for you and us. And who knows it could even end up being the best yet. Let's drink to that.
Three big Christmas interviews:
Winemaker Miloš Michlovský
Glassmaker Georg Riedel
Muzician Karel Vágner
15. Trophée Bohemia Sekt 2012
Trophée Bohemia Sekt Junior
General meeting of the Associaton of Sommeers CZ
St, Martin ´s wine
Chefs´Gallery: Radek Solanský
Christmas special: Whisky
Enlarged Christmas edition: Chapters from the history of beer XLII.
Ecological "BIO" food and liquors
Biofarma Amalthea Hvozd
Agnes Zelená Bohdaneč
Competition for the best Czech dumplings
Driving test: Subaru Outback
Issue 5/2012 hot off press on 84 pages at October 30th!
We would like to apologise to our foreign subscribers today for not being able to provide the traditional English version of our editorial. Panic swept across the Czech Republic recently due to a scandal involving methyl alcohol which had been added to the cheapest counterfeit spirits resulting in the death of thirty people consuming the lethal mix. The government subsequently imposed a ban on the sale of distilled liquor and ordered for additional steps to be taken.
Although we have never aspired to be a political magazine, the situation has urged us to express our views on the matter in greater detail. It is because of this that today's editorial appears only in Czech. Our sincerest apologies go out to our foreign readers for this. By next time, everything will return to normal. And hopefully we'll be able to say the same about the spirits…
Slovakia: We´re introducing ELESKO winery and their wines
The true story about KOLBY!
First quaff: what about the KOLBY wines entering the market?
St. Martins´s wines
Moravian wine feasts:
Burcakfest in Znojmo
What to see on the way to Znojmo?
MUNDUS vini 2012
Georgia - country of 8000 wine harvests
Harvest in Portugal: Douro
Autumn special: Pumpkins, mushrooms, carrots, cellery and potatoes in the international kitchen
Chefs gallery: Martin Weiler, Austria
Restaurant and hotel Na statku
Brewery Hotel Na Rychte
Beer: St. Wenzel festive evening of Czech beer, Chapters from the history of beer XLI.
Safety and health at work in gastronomy
Angus Farm 2nd National Championship in preparing of Tartar Steaks
Driving test: KIA cee´d SW
Number 4/2012 just issued!!
Wine brings much pleasure to many people.
Thanks to the success stories of our winemakers, six child oncological patients got to experience an unforgettable school summer holiday this year at the curative centre, Camp Good Days and Special Times in the USA.
The six-page report has been written by the children themselves. It's amazing what great wine and the wonderful results of winemakers are capable of achieving! It's not about the actual medals - this where the real triumph of Moravian and Slovak wines lies - having earned themselves standing ovations in Rochester. They truly deserve credit, admiration, congratulations and heartfelt thanks!
Children in America! Thanks to vintners!
Sauvignon forum, OIV
King of the wine
MAKRO Vinař roku
Vinium Velké Pavlovice
First toast of wine: Vinium
Sommelier Znovín Pardubice Competition
Arts&Crafts Glasswork Bělčice
Electric corkscrews to win!
Rhein-Hessen: The marketing lesson
Chefs gallery: Petr Cibulka and Alexandr Ludvík, Grand Moravia
Origin of products:
How the beer is brewed in Černá Hora
Hot the Olomoucké tvarůžky are made
Cheesy confectionery in Loštice
St. Laurent´s feast in Kladno
Middle Ages Gastronomy
Chapters from the history of beer XL.
Number 3/2012 issued on the last day before holiday season!
Almost in the blink of an eye wine has suddenly become a political topic. Winemakers have started to unite, fighting against increases to the current 0% consumer tax rate.
Wine has also managed to catch attention from within the non-wine making public thanks to a certain governor in the South Moravia 'wine' region having exploited the drink for his own political gain, not forgetting the Central Bohemian representative who found an ingenious second use for his empty wine box as a safe deposit.
Despite this, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best - may you have a great summer with new issue of SOMMELIER in hand, accompanied by superb wines and undeterred by politics!
František Mádls´ "Malý vinař" Winery portrait
Malý vinař František Mádl
Winery U Kapličky (Down the Chapel)
Natur Vini Patrik Staško
First quaff:: VINOFOL
Valticw Wine Fair
Wine & Delicacies Trade Fair
Festival VOC Znojmo
Czech international championship in sabrage
Holiday tip: Weinviertel, Niederösterreich
World wine competitions vín:
- Sélections Mondiales des Vins, Québec
- Les Grands Concours du Monde, Strasbourg
- Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Guimaraes
- Le Mondial du Rosé, Cannes
In Franzensbad with the winner
Chefs gallery: Nathaya Kaewphoopha, NOI Praha
Restaurant Vojanův dvůr
Customer care: Vino Zenith
Chapters from the history of beer XXXIX.
Driving test: KIA Optima
Issue 2/2012 hot off press before the Wine & Delicacies trade fair!
The idea came to me recently that wine must be the most sporting of all drinks. And it's fair to say we find a fair few sport fanatics among winemakers.
Thiss issue is full of international wine competitions and goos news.
The best news is, Czech Republic will host to the 1st tome in the history the Intaretional competition under OIV auspices - the VI. Sauvignon Forum in june!"
In this issue, we have dedicated the greatest amount of space to a competition which few people know about here in the Czech Republic, Moravia and Slovakia - the American Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Aside from a gold and silver, the event managed to secure many better times ahead for children with cancer plus bag an invitation to America for six children from the Czech Republic and Slovakia! Here's to the benefits of good wine!
Mádls´ "Malý vinař" became the Winery of the year 2011
actual fotoreport from the Lucerna Palace in Prague
Invitation to the Wine & Delicacies trade fair: Day of Bulgarian Wines, Wines of famous authors, Tenuta Cavalier Pepé
International Wine Competitions: Vinalies Internationales, Paříž, Bacchus, Madrid, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Rochester, USA - triumph of Moravian and Slovak wines at the world lagrest charity competition!
Report: Wine industry in the New York State
Moravia: Israeli ambassador awarded winemakers and visited them in the Moravian cellars
Austria: Invitation to VieVinum
Wineries in Moldova - Cricova and Migdal-P
Holiday wine guide:
Croatia - Istria, final.
Chefs gallery: Jacques Genin, Paris
Chefs gallery: Leonardo Accorsi, Prague
Chapters from the history of beer XXXVIII.
Driving test: Hyundai i30
The first 2012 issue in print since 21.2.2012
In our final issue from last year we placed surveys into the magazine which we used to establish what kind of magazine you would like to see in the future and how you rated our work in the past. The last time we conducted a similar survey was four years ago.
We'd like to thank you for your wishes in terms of how to proceed from here.
We enjoy producing a magazine which you enjoy reading.
And be rest assured, we will do our utmost to ensure you continue to like it. Several readers among you all have also been picked out of our prize draw and been rewarded with nice prizes. Ultimately though, it can be said that we are all WINNERS.
National Wine Competition ans Salon of Wines of the Czech Republic 2012
the ultimative guide thru the Czech wine Olymp
Moravia: Chateau Bzenec WInery, Vinařství Čech, springtime with Znovín Znojmo
World wine competitions: TERRAVINO IZRAEL - triumph of Moravian wines, Chisinau 2012 - 1st OIV competition in the year 2012
Austria: Nikolaihof, Christine Saahs about biodynamics
Audience on the Prague Castle
Holiday wine guide:
Croatia - Istria first part. Don´t forget to order the secont part in next issue!
Chefs gallery: Jan Pýcha, Tvrz Průhonice
Our readers survey winners
Origin of products: Truffles
Holiday World and Top Gastro exhibitions
Chapters from the history of beer XXXVII.