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I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.

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Interesting Wine Place in Prague

Wine O'Clock Shop

On a side street, very close to the Charles Bridge in Prague, is this wine shop serving small plates of food well worth a visit. Recently we stopped in to sample some wines and have a light dinner. Veronica, the owner, has put together a nice collection of Italian wines from the east coast of the “boot” of Italy. This includes wonderful selections not easily found anywhere – least of all in the Czeck Republic.

In addition there is a good selection of Czeck wines. We started off with a lovely Czeck Rose – light and fruity with a lovely pink color. From this we moved to the Primitivo varietal from Italy – trying three different producers. The wine list has over 40 different opportunities to taste.

Veronica put together a special ‘dessert’. First she caramelized brown sugar and butter and toasted pecans in sauce. Once completed, she placed a thick slice of Gorgonzola cheese – finally plating the cheese and pecans to be spread on toasted baguette.


This was a lovely spot to take in both some local foods, nice Czeck wines and to sample some Italian wines imported by someone who loves what she’s doing.


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