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The Best Wines of Badacsony Region in Budapest!

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The best wine producers from the North area  of Lake Balaton arrived to Budapest to the New York Palace Café to show their best wines for wine lovers. The event was organized by the organizer of  the Badacsony Guild Association for Tourism.

Badacsonytomaj, the region’s center was awarded the “Grapes and Wine International City” 30 years ago. This title has been focused to produce  since then the best of the wines.  On this occasion the old wines of the Badacsony winemaker personally filled with fresh and old vintages the great wines to the professional partners and wine-lovers glasses.

It was a fine time  for the visitors to get acquainted with the producers, wine makers  receive answers to their questions directly  from these professionals.  The scale of wine makers arrived from smaller wineries to the largest ones. Also were present from the handicraft producers up to the largest cellars. Everyone was able to taste the wines offered by them from the Badacsony wine country.  The wine tasting was pre-qualification by a committee composed of blind wine-tasting course, in order to offer and treat guests at the event.

The producers in connection with the 30-year anniversary this year the cellars brought their hidden treasures, including museum wines.

As last year, master classes enrich the event, which took place by well-known experts. Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. professional partners and media representatives  accepted the wineries invitation, and thereafter the door was open to all the wine lovers  with entrance tickets for an exclusive tasting.

The event was enriched by the own-produced  seasoned dried crunchy, crispy fruits and veggies in special processing by Ms. Bella (bellabadacsony.hu) These products are available at the Badacsony – Káptalantóti Market  and a local homemade cheese producer’s offers. Also the famous Renaissance mouth-watering Pálinka from Badacsony was present in tasting.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

St Ephraim Gregorian Male Choir – St. Stephen Basilica – Budapest

Orthodox  Easter Concert –  Church Music  – Professional chamber choir!

Saturday, April, 22. 2017.

8 p.m.

St. Stephen Basilica District, V., 1. Szent István Square

Saint Ephraim Georgian Male Choir celebrates their 15th birthday this year. The invitation goes out to all locals,  foreigners, tourist staying in Budapest to enjoy the refreshing and enchanting realm of Byzantine music. The venue goes perfectly to the evening’s concert held at the St Stephen’s Basilica. Within the framework of the sixth season of the ORIENTALE LUMEN series this coming week-end the unique Georgian male choir will fill the air at the St. Stephan Basilica.  The outstanding vocal group „Iberi” … in ancient times Georgia was called Iberia … performing in Hungary for the first time. They are already on UNESCO’s list of Oral and Intangible Masterpieces of Humanity.

Blokes in black coats and boots, with rows of cartridges on their chests, long knives on their belts. Not an invasion force, but singers. Gorgeously rich, shifting blocks of improvise harmony, sometimes with wild, crowing falsetto over the growling bases and soaring tenors.

As Georgian culture has become more city-centred and pop-influenced its unique polyphonic singing has been seen as threatened, and apart from Easter folk songs will sing pieces of Boksay, Ljudkevics, Ligeti and Zombola.

Saint Ephraim Male Choir was founded in 2002 in Georgia. Specialized in Greek, Russian and Hungarian Byzantine music. To-day, it is the most acclaimed vocal group, renowned for their quality performances. The exceptional abilities of its members enables indeed the choir to choose from a wide selection of repertoire. They have sung together with such well-known performers as the King’s Singers, Márta Sebestyén, the Budapesti Festival Orchestra and the choir of the Moscow Patriarch, furthermore in the presence of the Moroccan princess – Lalla Salma.

Tickets for Adult: 3500HUF … Student/Pensioner 2500HUF. Purchase via http://www.jegymester.hu or on the spot.

Update Aggie Reiter

 

Get Closer with Daniel Melingo the King of Tango!

Daniel Melingo joining Lalo Zenelli, Romain Lecuyer,Facundo Torres,Rodrigo Guerra
Melingo the sound of Tango from Buenos Aires

MoMKult

Wednesday, April, 19. 2017. – 8.p.m.

District, XII.,  18, Csörsz street – Budapest

Melingo is the legend of Melingo, the main protagonist in a life sometimes too intense, which had, inevitably, to lead to the tango. To be Melingo must simply be the one,  must walk the streets sniffing out poetry like a bloodhound. One must dance like a whip and sing like a scar. Melingo is major musician. He studied at a Conservatoire but retains little of that institution. He was … and always will be … a furious adventurer, fevered, hallucinating. A bohemian of Buenos Aires and so of the world. We can call him Maestro because he has achieved simplicity. Nothing more natural than the roaring fire of its tangos. Santa Milonga pulverizes the barriers between the sacred and the profane. These songs hold as much adoration as irreverence. There is a truckload of orthodoxy and tons of heresy. There is excess and beauty. Love and mockery. Melingo enters the high places of River Plate music without knocking. The gates open as he passages for he has won himself the right to play with the law of tango.

Be ready for pure tango with the production of “The wonderful madness of Melingo.”

Tickets on the spot.

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“GoBoating” – Rowing on Lake Balaton – 2017.

 

“GoBoating” program  – Sailing with association – 2017.

Thursday, June, 8. 2017, the Association nationally organizes an open day called “GoBoating” which is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the 8-14 year-old children to sailing and sailing with the association’s and schools, as possible close to where they live to learn the beautiful and increasingly popular sport of basics.

Last year, 15 locations, 32 schools, 1407 children participated in this highly successful sport promotion program.

The Hungarian Sailing Association this year having the opportunity in its effort to help the clubs with primarily marketing materials with custom logo.

Of course, it is possible to join the program later, but in the case of the preparation of custom marketing materials will no longer be available having the time to issue.

For those individuals interested in the program  needed in filling out the form below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WCgyeMDN5gE3Esqb0PP3nT8fz6XPtji4wqfYRgrdMLU

Source – Hunsail

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Gyula Pálinka Festival Upon Us – 2017.

Excellent City offers  its Excellent Pálinka!

April, 27 – 30 . 2017.

Don’t believe it, then roll over Gyula!

Although there are many tourist destinations in Hungary which are widely welcoming visitors from near and far, it is an excellent opportunity to ahead, to spend,  to stay … Visit Gyula … even for a short time and enjoy beside the historical sights to attend at the Gyula Palinka Festival, when and where Gyula becomes the capital of the pálinka. The  finest pálinka makers gather in one place, to show what it is like the bottled ripe fruit pálinka.

The Hungarian fruit pálinka is part of the culture and is one of the main shoots in the Hungarian gastronomy –  is not a coincidence to rose to the rank hungarikum.  Visit Gyula between April, 27 – 30  and find out by yourself with friends in company the mouthwatering friuty flavors at its decorative garden at the Castle of Gyula which houses the country’s finest pálinka. In addition, of course, there will be no shortage of delicous dishes as well served by creators from among the best in the country. To have a drink of good pálinka goes absolutely with the gastronomic delights on the spot. The atmosphere on the 3 days event well-known performers and popular groups, bands will be providing cool concerts, ensuring superb entertainment. At least one good reason  beside a bunch of others to spend fine time at Gyula.

Good Pálinka – Good Food – Good Music … what else is needed  to rest awhile and enjoy by the locals, other visitors arriving from other parts of Hungary  and foreigner visitors to spend time out on a long week-end at the City of Gyula.

Day-By-Day programs:

Friday, Ápril, 28. „Gates” open at 2 p.m. – ticket validation

3 p.m. – Aranykalász Folk Dance Group show by Pécska – Minority Traditional Association.

3 p.m. – Tour from the Castle’s garden by Pálinka Knights of orders to the 100 year old confectionery.

5 p.m. – Kartago band live concert

7.30 p.m. – Official opening – Transfer of Capital Key

8 p.m. – Magna Cum Laude live concert.

11 p.m. – Feró Nagy and Beatrice concert.

Saturday, April, 29. 0.30 a.m. – Retro Disco DJ autumn

10 a.m. Gates open – ticket validation

11 a.m. – Róna Zither Orchestra, Dorobanţi

Noontime – Körös and „Erkel Ferenc” local elementary school art of dance

1 p.m. – Grofó Kis concert

1.30 p.m. – Commercial Contest – Brillante 2017 – Pálinka distillery award ceremony, Ceremonial Hall – City Hall.

2 p.m. – Körös and „Erkel Ferenc” local elementary school art of dance

3 p.m. – Jolly and Suzy concert

4.30 p.m. – International and privat mandeta distilleries contest – Brillante Pálinka – 2017 award ceremony, Ceremonial Hall – City Hall.

7 p.m. Concert – Róbert Szikora with R-GO band

9.30 p.m. Concert – Bori Péterfy & Love Band

11 p.m. – Retro Disco – DJ Józsi Kovács

Sunday, April, 30. 10 a.m. Gates open – ticket validation.

10.30 a.m. – Pálinka Cup – Regional Archery Competition

10.30 a.m. – Quiz time … sights in Gyula led by Ilona Mészáros and Éva Mikus.

11 a.m. – Kolompos joint show

1 p.m. – Children’s show with Nightingale band

2 p.m. – Laci Gáspár concert

3 p.m. – Róna Zither Orchestra, Dorobanţi

5 p.m. – Clement concert

8 p.m. – Magdi Rúzsa Concert

9.30 p.m. – Antovszki Band

Choose from the enormous variety of Pálinka

Patrons of the event:

Dr. Ernő Görgényi – Mayor of Gyula

Dr. László Kulcsár – President National Agricultural Chamber Békés County

Dr. József Kovács – Member of Parliament

 

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“An Evening with Pat Metheny” – Grammy winning guitarist coming to Budapest – 2017

MOMSport

8 p.m. November, 4. 2017.

Twenty  time Grammy winning guitarist Pat Metheny has announced an extended run of dates around the world for  2017 under the auspices of “An Evening with Pat Metheny”. Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and only the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.)

After the massive worldwide successes of his Grammy winning “Unity Band” and “Unity Group” records and the extensive touring that followed, Metheny took a bit of a break in 2015.

While 2015 may have been less active than usual for Metheny on the touring front, he nevertheless created the critically acclaimed large-scale work.

For this upcoming 2017 touring period, joining Pat this year once again will be his long time drummer Antonio Sanchez who has been his most consistent associate in a huge variety of settings since 2000. Antonio’s score for the Oscar-winning Alejandro G. Innaritu film was nominated for a Golden Globe award and 2016 Grammy award as well as dozens of other prizes around the world.

Malaysian-Australian bassist – Linda May Han Oh has been extremely active on the New York scene for the past few years, playing with many of the major musicians in the community.

Rounding out the ensemble is British pianist – Gwilym Simcock, one of the most exciting new pianists to emerge from the UK in many years

The year’s concert could be anything and everything. A bunch of new music inspiring just by the thought of his presentation. Could be that playing only old music one night or even playing entire albums. Most probably with Antonio, Linda and Gwilym will do a wide range of things from throughout all of it – and maybe uncover what the next period has in store as well”.

Have to be there to witness and even though November is far away, good idea to keep in mind the date and get the tickets before they are sold out and have an awesome night.

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Sodarmustra – Gyula – Championship results – 2017.

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Gyula was ready to shoot off in competition to the Pork Sódarmustra on Friday morning at the Castle Gyula Garden. The festival was officially open by Dr. Ernő Görgényi – Major of Gyula. The traditional three-day event of this year  had fewer visitors than least year, yet the sausages, smoke meat products were highly above of the this year’s sale.

At Gyula the sausages and hams were judge on Saturday morning at the VII. Gyulai Sausage and Sódarmustra. The competition began with the Gyergyószentmiklós  – Transylvanian butchers cutting the pork into pieces by the team members. The audience could watch how the handy hands were working. Their mission can to an end by filling the sausages  and preparing the other pork meat to be cooked. At the exhibition tent  the dry sausage and smoked meat products were evaluated by expert butchers within a jury team. These goods were brought by butchers from near and far from the country. The sausages were mainly been observed by the use of raw materials, spices in the process and by its properly loading, how it was smoked and preparing.

On Sunday early morning the members of the Gyula  Traditional Butcher’s Association  – Manufacture Ltd.,  also started their day by cutting the pork. Again many visitors were extremely interested how they  process.  This time as the day before the weight of the pork was 120 kilograms and from this amount of pork meat 28 kilograms of minced meat  was  filled in pig intestine and from there on the sausages were ready set to be fried sausages. For roasting sausage was good at this point the 120 kilos of pork, but for  smoked ham is used to 120-140 kilogram of pigs meat.

During the muster days the visitors could choose from the lineup of meat products by tasting then in advance at the stalls set up tents among the home-made meat products. Was the best time to shop smoked meat for the coming season of Easter and many visitors did just that beside the tastings to get familiar with different regions  special flavors. A butchers came from all over the country, and naturally the local Gyula butchers each brought their own specialities in flavors and of course  from across the borders. The Sodarmustra beside having a gastronomic tourism in favor also valued in addition to increase the number of arriving tourism to the city as well. arriving tourism as well.

At the three-day event during the evening time the musical tent were filled at the concerts where it was entirely full with young and elder folks singing, dancing along and enjoying the entertainment shows presented by groups and bands.

All things must pass, but for the butchers  made their day … with the final juries decision …

Results to 2017. competition in ham and smoked goods were:

Special Award  – The Knights of Ham –  Bábolna special prize – Pallér Sándor

Special Award – Ham categories – Domokos Géza Tar – Surroundings

Special Award –  Cut, tied ham – Oravecz Kálmán – Gyula

Special Award  – split, tied ham – Thomas Szilasi H – Orosháza

Special Award  Bacon animals – Petrina Sándor – Gyula

Special Award Bacon animals – Tóth László – Turkeve

Ham category – prize – Bálint Imre – Gyula

Cuts, ham tied Award category I –  Knyihár Michael  – Békéscsaba

Bacon Miscellaneous category – first prize – Csörnyei Ákos – Orosháza

Other categories – First Prize – Brad Mihály  – Gyula

This year was announced that the title also  to the King Ham Smoked Goods main prize of the year  – Kothencz Tibor – Algyő

Dry Sausage competition: Special Award – Lukács Sándor – Gyula – passes, Special Award – Kovács Imre – Orosháza – passes, First Prize – Adamik János – Mezőberény

Manufacturer Product category: First Prize – Lezy Ltd – Cork

Viharsarki Sausage Championship III. award – Pallér Sándor – Újkígyós Award – Molnár Imre – Orosháza

First Prize of the Year Master Sausage MakerSzilágyi Sándor

By-the-way…if missed to Visit Gyula this unique city during the Sodarmustra of this year, then absolutely worthwhile to mark the date for the 8th Sodarmustra coming up  in 2018. The festival is usually just upon the coming weeks before Easter time.

Date and snaps Aggie Reiter