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About Czech Republic

Sitting between Germany and Slovakia, the Czech Republic is a country that is home to an awesome wine history with a myriad of great historical features: many of the buildings from the Middle Ages are left untouched by WWll bombings, the Czech capital Prague has the ‘largest ancient castle in the world’ dating back to the 9th century, and there are many medieval buildings with Gothic architecture to visit. In present day one aspect that the Czechs are famous for is that they drink the most amount of beer per capita globally, yet they still make room for drinking wine. Consumption in the Czech Republic for drinking wine has increased over the years and currently sits around 20 litres per capita per year. The Czechs produce over 50 varieties of wine which are focused in the two main regions of Bohemia and Maravia. Bohemia may sound familiar because of ‘Bohemian culture’ which is known to be a spiritual, unconventional lifestyle of music and nomads that originated in the Czech Republic. Today this lifestyle has spread and is still practiced by many Czechs. Bohemia as a wine region is mostly famous for its production of Müller-Thurgau (a white grape that is also Germany’s most planted variety) and riesling. In the southern region of Moravia varieties such as pinot blanc and chardonnay can be tasted and enjoyed.

FACTS

Population
10.65 million (2019)

Area
78,865 sq km (30,450 sq mi)