A total of 55 stands, 33 wineries, degustation or rosé and clarets “Růžový máj”. This will take place on the 19th May from 10:00 to 21:00 at Rašínovo nábřeží in Prague 2 between the railway bridge and Vyšehrad rock.
After a long winter, a season of refreshing, light and fruity wines. The visitors of “Růžový máj” will have the opportunity to taste the best of them. Last year, over 5 thousand people visited the degustation festival and this year, the organizers are expecting a large turnout. What could the visitors expect?
Jiří Sedláček, the director of the festival “Růžový máj” said: “The festival will be connected to the farmer’s market at Náplavka, that will be going on at Rašínovo nábřeží from 8:00 till 14:00. As always, wines will only be served from festival glasses, that are made in the Czech Republic. The festival wants to minimalize plastic waste and of course, wine tastes much better from wine glasses. There will also be a stand of an artisan brewery and a stand of a small, Czech liquor-making company.”
In the Czech Republic, approximately 20 liters of wine are consumed per person, white wine is a bit more popular with Czech people. During warmer months, rosé is in the leading positions. “Rosé is made from blue grapes. The process takes many hours. Only a limited amount of the red pigment will be released from the grape peels. Dry and medium dry rosés are served chilled, between 8°C and 12°C. They are fresh, aromatic and are suitable for consumption in the warmer months. Moravian and Czech wines are ideal for accompanying grilled dishes, but are also good with pasta, white meat, salads, or fresh fruit,” says Vladimír Šabata, the owner of the eponymous winery from the village of Zaječí.
The visitors of the festivals will be able to try which foods are the most suitable for consuming while drinking rosé. “During the festival, there will be 21 gastronomical stands. There will be grilled fish and sea food, baguettes filled with meat and herbs, vegetarian and vegan specialties, molded cheese, dried ham, duck patés and more,” said Jiří Sedláček.
The festival isn’t only about drinking wine and eating great food, there will be a rich accompanying program. “The stage will be on the Vltava river and several bands will play there throughout the day. Cimbalom music Trnka, the band Voila and jazz and swing by Hot Sisters and the band Jull Dajen will be playing,” said Jiří Sedláček.
The festival is organized under the patronage of Jana Černochová, the mayor of Prague 2.