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From carpenter workshop to hip wine store

By Petra Pokorná, Barbara Bindasová |
20 Mar 2009

Wines Home (COURTESY): The top level of the shop houses an art gallery. (COURTESY)The top level of the shop houses an art gallery. (COURTESY)

The recently opened Wines Home was reconstructed from an early twentieth century carpenter workshop in Prague's downtown. It combines modern architecture and a vast wine selection that focues on European vintners.

Barbara Bindasová is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She is a graduate student of literature at Charles University.
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Petra Pokorná is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She likes writing about local food shops.
You can reach her at You can read more of her stories here.

Nové Město nad Metují

Captain Oddsocks |
18 March 2009

Nové Město nad Metují town hall (Courtesy)

The town was founded in 1501 by the nobleman Jan Černčický, who chose for his settlement a high, rocky outcrop above the Metuje River.

Karel Dyba: Enough is enough

Czech Business Weekly |
17 March 2009

Karel Dyba, a Czech representative to OECD, says it is important for the country, after 20 years of development, to be able to adapt.

Achievements and failures of civil society in central Europe

Prague.TV |
17 March 2009

New York University’s Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy, and Culture holds a conference on Friday, 20 March.

Woman in Holocaust photo tracked after 70 years

Aktuálně.cz |
16 March 2009

Last autumn, the Jewish Museum in Prague decided to trace the names and research the fates of hundreds of mostly unidentified people in Nazi-era portrait photographs.

Prague Castle floor renovation yields hoard of historic artefacts

Radio Prague |
16 March 2009

Taking advantage of the restoration of a floor in a main hall, archaeologists sifting through the backfill have stumbled upon a hoard of items of everyday use - that are now historical treasures.

Kostelec nad Černými lesy

Radio Prague |
12 March 2009

Both the past and present history of Kostelec is very much linked to the deep woods around the town.

Czech NGO runs “Sun School” in the Himalayas

Radio Prague |
12 March 2009

The Himalayan village of Kargyak, located in one of the most remote areas of the world, has something no other community in the area does: a Czech school.

New research throws light on predecessor of Charles Bridge

Radio Prague |
9 March 2009

he Judith Bridge was the first stone bridge in the Czech lands, and at the time of its completion in 1172 one of the few in existence anywhere in Europe.

Cutting back on luxuries

By Tereza Nosálková, Zuzana Drahovzalová |
Hospodářské noviny |
9 Mar 2009

Golf is one of the luxuries Czechs are giving up. (ČTK)

Czechs have become spoilt in the times of economic peace, but now they are forced to tighten their belts and cut down on spending. Golf, theatre and fine dining seem to be the first to go.

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