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Wine or burcak?🍇🍷

What is BURČÁK?

A lesson about wine for students of Czech

- partly fermented must from grapevine

- as a final product drunk mostly in the CR


What is it and how it is made?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukYtiyTJzbk


What is vinobraní?

= grape harvest festival


During September you can notice there are many festivals of wine around the Czech Republic known as vinobraní.You can taste and buy a variety of wines and many traditional Bohemian/Moravian delicatessens. The most popular place for these festivities, where the wine is even produced, is Moravia, Znojmo and Pálava area.


People go there into wine cellars for long weekends. They taste wines and burčák when is its season.

If you cannot get to Moravia, there are many places around the CR as well, where you can take part in these festivities. For example in September there is a wine festival in Prague, in Grébovka Park which I can absolutely recommend. This park is perfect for picnics and there is a breath-taking view of Prague.


💥WATCH OUT!!! 💥

WHEN YOU KEEP BURCAK IN A BOTTLE WHICH IS SEALED TIGHT WITH A CAP, IT CAN EXPLODE




Have you ever heard about cimbál?


Cimbálová skupina
Cimbálová skupina

Cimbál = a dulcimer (a cimbalom) is a musical instrument which is part of cimbálovka


Cimbálovka = a cimbalom music group consisting of musicians playing folklore songs, using usually a cimbalom, a violin, a viola, a clarinet, and a double-bass.

You can hear them in wine cellars, at festivals and celebrations.


Listen to it here:


DIVISION OF WINE IN THE CR:

- Based on actual residual sugar


1. Dry wines – residual sugars up to 9 g/litre.

a. Ryzlink rýnský, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay nebo Rulandské šedé

2. Semi-dry / off-dry – residual sugars between 4-12 g/l.

a. Muškát moravský, Tramín červený, některé Rieslingy

3. Semi-sweet – residual sugars between 12-45 g/l.

1. Sweet – residual sugars above 45 g/l.

Veltlínské zelené, Pálava, výběry z hroznů, Tramín


Jak si objednat víno?

o Dal bych si jednu dvojku červeného/bílého/růžového.

Can I have a glass of red/white/rosé?


o Máte nějaké sladké/polosladké/polosuché / suché?

Do you have any sweet/semi-sweet/semi-dry/dry wines?


o Jaké víno byste doporučila?

Which wine would you recommend?


o Jaké máte rozlévané víno?

Which house wine do you have?


o Dala bych si ještě jedno, prosím?

Can I have one more, please?


o Chtěla bych bílé víno do karafy a vodu z kohoutku.

Can I get white wine in a carafe and tap water?



VOCABULARY:

sklenička = a glass

vývrtka= a corkscrew

víno = wine

hrozno = grapevine

láhev vína = a bottle of wine

krabicák = boxed wine

rozlévané víno = house wine

vinný střik = spritzer

svařák = hot wine / mulled wine [ˈmʌld]

vinice, vinohrady= a vineyard [ˈvɪnjəd]

sklípek = a wine cellar

vinař = a whinemaker

vinařství = a winery

obchodník s vínem = a vintner

karafa = a carafe [kəˈræf]


ACTIVITIES:

vypít = drink up, empty

polknout = swallow

nalít = pour

rozlít = spill

připít si na /ťuknout si = clink glasses – we all clinked our glasses together and drank to mum’s birthdays.

otevřít lahev = open a bottle of wine

slavit = celebrate


Sources to explore:



Wineries in Moravia:


Filmy:

Bobule 1, Dvě bobule, 3 Bobule

Vinaři - seriál


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