Another tradition (and my favorite one!) is the praise of young wine...because young wine deserves to be celebrated! The first bottle of the new vintage is opened every year on November 11th at precisely 11 am in every wine bar and restaurant (and home) in the Czech Republic. I wrote about young wine during Burčák
The St. Martin’s tradition is like the French celebrations for Beaujolais nouveau, however, the Czech ritual is much older. These celebrations date back to the times of Emperor Josef II. It was on this day that people were able to start pouring young wine from the autumn harvest.
Emperor Josef II
I say we pop open a bottle. I mean, it's noon somewhere, right?