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Venue: Buda Castle courtyard and terraces

Dates: September, 10. through September, 14. 2014.


On your mark … Get set  … Go for Wines! 

There is a saying … “A taste of honey is sweeter than wine” here at the Wine festival the honey is on holiday and the saying goes like this … “The taste of wine is sweeter than honey”

… But seriously though … Taste of Hungary, brings the latest of wines at the 23rd. Wine Festival! More than 200 exhibitors from all the wine-growing areas in the country will be present in one place. This year helping the visitors on a tasting routes through the thematically designed primarily less-known domestic wines for the foreigners staying, visiting Budapest by providing a guidance wine culture program.

For those who once stepped up to the hill-side of Budapest knows by now and for those foreigners living, staying, visiting Budapest will have a chance to get into the mood at Central Europe’s largest wine trade event in the capital city of Hungary. The International Wine Festival offers the best wine makers finest wines to taste and grab as much bottles of superb wines for the rainy days. In addition to the well-known wine merchants nectar home courtesy of a number of foreign wine from around the world also will be presented.

In the frame of the University of Wines, previously to the Buda Castle Wine Exhibition and Fair will be holding lectures on the first day. The experts laity, wine lovers and even the professionals can acquire new information about a wide variety of disciplines related to wine. This year’s Wine Festival will be concentrating, giving priority attention to the healthy lifestyle and sport activities and also to keep in mind the role of wine in the modern, well-balanced lifestyle. Maybe not too many would think that in addition to the selection of wineries quite a  few wine makers are keeping up with their sport activities  which have had been intertwined in their everyday. Again this year, special attention will be carried out for the wheelchair visitors at the University of Wines.

Meet these athlete wine makers at the Budapest International Wine Festival.  The second day will bring rolling in Budapest  … Italy, the Wine Festival’s guest of honor.

During the event historic site offers thousands of different wines, rich in cultural programs and having timeout at the entertainment stage, whereas singer –  Magdi RúzsaIrie Maffia – Hungarian pop band, heir music is based on reggae and dance hall, blending with hip hop, funk and rock. the Ghymes  Orchester – Folk elements having gradually clung together with their own individual musical ideas, the  Fool Moon – advocate of pop-acappella music and the Benkó Dixieland Band.  On Sunday Folk Music and Dance Gala will close the 23rd Wine Festival.

Mankind already knew more than a thousands of years ago about the wine consumed in moderation having many beneficial effects. So here is the time to let us practise the beneficial effects!

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The history of music especially Jazz, Rock, Pop, Beat, and Hungarian Beat-Pop-Rock rock classical music is part of our history and the music can be attached very well to historical events.

Hungarian Hall of Fame … District XIII. Angel Field (Angyalföld) – Budapest.

Whether you like pop music from the past eras or not, it certainly affected generations having music even coming out of the tap circulating in their daily life. Recall the past in space and time at the Hall of Fame … the Hungarian Rock Museum.

A press call was set for the day to celebrated the statue installation ceremony, whereas the Budapest’s Mayor István Tarlós welcomed the guests. Quote:”I am pleased the creation of the museum, because we must not forget the world, feeling, mood, which is linked to the awakens of the Hungarian rock music”. He recalled saying: Quote: „I had a collection of more than 400 piece of bakelite records from the Hungarian beat and rock bands. During my school years was sitting behind me drummer Botond Homonnai from the Liversing band and knew his brother Tibor as well. Was invited and went many times to their concerts.” Also was present József Tóth Mayor of District  XIII., who said that not only in Hungary, but the universal musical culture thrives on a new institution. Added, in the last decades of rock music it has become an industry, but also self-discipline for example, recently the Hungarian Academy of Sciences researcher working group organized a scientific conference in the pop music. Here, in this district there were superb excellent club operating in the sixties. These were the Bosch, József Attila Cultural Center. Streets have been named after former resident growing up in the district: Levente Szörényi, Tibor Tátrai, Béla Radics.

The museum is operating as an association, whereas the President is the former Dj and radio presenter László B Tóth. The Vice-Presidents András Clement  former guitarist for the Old Boys. The museum to exist was one of the dreams to come true said, radio host László B. Toth, adding that the museum size is based on 810 square meters and the main target was to introduce it as the memorial to the Hungarian rock music of the past fifty years. The exhibition is day-by-day expanding, for example, Béla Radics famous Samurai Headed shirt, Levente Szörényi’s first and one of the last guitar, Omega band’s first smoke machines, guitars, organs, drums, amplifiers, reel recorders, vinyl record, photos and many more items Posters of: Edda Group in the early music days, Phonograph band, Pyramid band, Omega band. The list would be extremely long to print all the musicians being present, but mention a couple. At the opening was present among others: Illés band: Levente Szörényi, Omega Band: László Benkő – György Molnár, Benkő Dixieland Band – Sándor Benkő, Subway, LGT, Scorpio band: Károly Frenreisz,

Legendary Pyramid band’s bass guitarist and co-leader Lajos Som  and  János Závodi,   LGT band – János Karácsonyi.  Károly Frenreisz said he had a Fender Precision bass  playing in the Scorpio band. In 1976 or1977, sold it to a Swiss band, they were to give much money for it, could not say no to that offer and now sorry not having it to bring it to the museum. “The mixer of the late „British five-channel” offered  items for the museum corresponding to the LGT band’s from their show in 1972 Lincoln Festival in the UK. The was an awesome gig for the band where 70 thousand spectators were present.

RockMuseum (Hall of Fame) for a lot of people will be a feedback, reminder of the music from their teenager days, and for some elder folks of the long gone ahead  favorite singers of yesterday. Within the RockMuseum at the chamber hall, will hold chamber concerts, educational, interactive events. From the drum museum at Cegléd was borrowed some equipment that can specifically be linked to the Hungarian rock days. Heard at the press call, that the Rock Hall is rapidly expanding such as the music life was in the ’40-50-60’s.

It is important to highlight the work of volunteers, and the sacrifice of those people who for example: widows, families, relatives who amassed over thirty years, or who painted portraits over fifteen to twenty years, and voluntarily gave them to be in the collection. There are treasures, as written int he work book of Peter Hanka pre-Atlas and Juventus band.

There is a huge map of Budapest, with small light bulbs indicating the time and place where music clubs existed.

Visiting the Hungarian Hall of Fame can bring back for many those forgotten memories of „those were the days” when the New Generation … Children of the Revolution popped up and imprinted heartwarming love in many individuals.


Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter