Expats.cz Wine & Beer Guide

Expats.cz presents the best wine & beer options in Prague, Czech Republic

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 01.06.2023 12:00:00 (updated on 26.07.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

Czech beer is an integral part of the country's cultural heritage. Renowned for its rich brewing tradition dating back centuries, the city boasts a thriving beer scene that continues to evolve with the rise of microbreweries and craft beers.

In recent years, Prague's beer landscape has witnessed a remarkable transformation. While the traditional Pilsner-style lagers still dominate the market, a new wave of microbreweries has emerged, offering an exciting range of innovative and unique brews and experimenting with diverse ingredients and brewing techniques.

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While the Czech Republic is synonymous with beer, Czech wine, on the other hand, maintains a rather more modest profile, and although there are over 18,000 hectares devoted to wine production, the domestic demand is so strong that there’s very little left for export. As such, Czech wine has historically been overlooked on the international stage, but that is beginning to change.

Traditionally, the majority of wines produced in Moravia are whites such as Veltlínské zelené or Müller Thurgau, or South Moravian reds like Svatovavřinecké or Frankovka. All of which can be sampled in Prague’s numerous wine bars and tasting rooms.

You can also try and buy not only Czech but French, Italian, and many more wine varieties paired with nibbles and small plates at Prague wine bars and shops (vinotéka).

Additionally, beer and wine festivals and tasting events have become increasingly popular in Prague and the Czech Republic, providing a platform for both established and up-and-coming wineries and breweries to showcase their creations for enthusiasts.

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