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Vinobraní and Burčák 2012

by Jeff on September 14, 2012 · 0 comments

It’s that time of year again. Vinobraní, the annual Czech wine festival, where you can enjoy singing and dancing, food and wine is in full swing. A semi-fermented young wine called burčák is always one of the big attractions. Last weekend a wine festival was held in Mikulov and today festivals kicked off in Znojmo and the Prague districts of Vinohrady and Žižkov. Here are some pictures I took at the popular festival on Náměstí Míru in Vinohrady.

Znojemský burčák stand

Burčák

Staročeský chléb at Vinobraní

Singing and dancing at Vinobraní

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The 2011 Prague Christmas Markets Are Open

by Jeff on November 28, 2011 · 0 comments

The two largest Christmas markets in Prague opened over the weekend. The markets at Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) and Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) were crowded over lunch time on Sunday. There were a lot of people buying gifts and enjoying the food selection, including bramboráčky (potato pancakes), klobásy (sausages) and trdelník (cooked dough with cinnamon and sugar).

View of the 2011 Old Town Square Christmas Market

The Old Town Square Christmas Market

Close up view of trdelník (cooked dough typically with cinnamon and sugar)

Stand selling bramboráčky (potato pancakes)

Christmas ornaments

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Vinobraní and Burčák 2011

September 30, 2011

Vinobraní, the annual Czech wine festival, takes place around the country in September. A semi-fermented young wine called burčák is always one of the big attractions. Here are some pictures I took this year at the popular festival on Náměstí Míru in Prague.

Prague Christmas Markets 2010

November 26, 2010

As every year, the Christmas market at náměstí Míru (Peace Square) in Prague’s Vinohrady district was the first of Prague’s Christmas markets to open this year. It runs from November 20 through December 24 and its 59 stalls are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you decide to visit this cozy, local [...]

Czech Brewer Wins Latest Budweiser Court Battle

July 31, 2010

The European Court of Justice ruled against Anheuser-Busch InBev in a trademark dispute with the Czech brewer Budějovický Budvar. A-B Inbev will not be allowed an EU-wide trademark on the name “Budweiser”. The result is a win for the Czech brewer in a case that started almost 15 years ago. There are still legal disputes [...]