This wine shop made me drink wine again, after 3 years of beer always taking over. Check my articles, beer is a reference used often! It is a small, very cute, but discreet wine shop near the Vltava river, actually called ‘On the bank of Rhône’. River is common for these two spots, but luckily the wines are from Rhône’s valley, not Vltava’s.
As I mentioned, the wine shop is spaciously equipped, has a very cute design and kind and knowledgeable personnel. You can choose from many wines, from daily value to luxurious.
What I like most is the ‘self-service’ corner, where you can first try and later tap bottles from a variety of vines. All stored properly, with information not only on the area of origin, but also bearing the real face of the winegrower. That made my decision sophisticated – knowing I ain’t no wine specialist, I could relate to the person who produced the vintage! And, at the end, you come out slightly whiny, but feeling you got the choice you really wanted.
And finally, when the weather is nice, enjoy the wine on the bank of the real Vltava river, which doesn’t carry the best wines in town, but spectacular views instead. On Saturday, jump to the shop for great coffee and French croissant.