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Extraordinary Italian Taste – Journey into the world of Italian wines – 2018.

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The Italian Trade Institute (ITA) wine tasting was held for the 3rd. time on the occasion of the Italian Culinary World Week with masterclass for Italian and Hungarian business meetings. The Italian wine tasting seminar titled “Traditional and Quality” were present H.E. Massimo Rustico – Italy Ambassador to Hungary, and representative of the Italian Cultural Institute, the ICE-Agency Office, ENIT, the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Hungary.  The “Wine & Food” workshop within the framework of the Third World Italian Culinary Week was held after the seminar at the Marriott Hotel – Elizabeth Ballroom (District, V., 4. Apáczai Csere János street Budapest. In parallel to the technical seminars, meetings were held between Hungarian and Italian producers, 11 importers, distributors,  restaurants members and hotel sales, as well as members of the press.

Within the series of the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade and the Italian Gastronomic World Week the ICE Office – Budapest invited  Ms. Barbara Tamburini, an internationally renowned wine expert.  In the first part the expert lectured on the emergence of the Italian wine makers, and then after followed to the tasting one-by-one from north to south of 10 Italian excellent wines, which demonstrate the excellence of Italian wine production.

The tasting hosted by ICE offering a snapshot of 10 Italy’s grand wines from Head-to-Toe … meant from North to South of Italy’s  superb wine regions:

Number 1. Lombardy Vigna Dorata Franciacorta Brut. Grape variety Chardonnay 80% and Pinot Nero 20%. The soil composition is alluvional morain soil of early origin with an extremely sandy structure and very frequent presence of moraine stones.The Vineyard comes from the village of Cazzago San Martino. The exposure and height South-West exposure with light slope, 230 meters above sea-level. Taste: vanilla and perfume fragrances. Franciacorta was the official provider of sparkling wines for the Expo Milano 2015.

Number 2. Umbria Fiorfiore Roccafiore  (2017). The grapes 100% Grechetto di Todi and organically treated vineyards at a height of 380m. above sea level are on the bottom of slate, chalk and clay. They are harvested manually. The vineyards have a South and South-East orientation. The winters in Todi are cold and rainy, the summers warm and windy. After the soft pressing of the grapes, the juice and the must get a natural fermentation, followed by a ripening on large Slovenian barrels for a year and in bottles for 4 months. It is best served after 3 or 4 years after the grapes were harvested. Tastes: golden apple, pineapple, small yellow flowers with very delicate sweet spice notes.

Number 3. Campania Donnachiara Greco di Tufo  DOCG (2017) The Campania wine region is in southern Italy. The region’s most prestigious white wine, made predominantly from the grape variety that shares its name. The Greco di Tufo grape is a clone of Greco Bianco and is believed to have been introduced to Campania by the Pelasgians, an ancient people from Thessaly in Greece. The best Greco di Tufo vineyards are found on the volcanic hills of the Avellino province in central Campania.The Greco di Tufo wines are cultivated at an altitude of 450 to 500 meters. Often typified by warm tropical fruit and a touch of oak. Aromas ripe citrus, nectarine passionfruit drive this style. Recommended with White Fish.

Number 4. Friuli Venezia Giulia Aromatic Traminer (2017). The wine made in the north-eastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Once part of the Venetian Republic and with sections under the influence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for some time, the wines of the region have noticeable Slavic and Germanic influences.The area is known predominantly for its white wine. Is internationally styled Merlots, The Tazzelenghe (meaning “tonguecutter”) produces a very tannic and fruity wine that mellows as it ages but maintains a good amount of its fruits such as: herbal, apricot, peach and pear.

Number 5. Le Sabbie dell’EtnaEtna Rosso DOC (2016). North-eastern slope of the Volcano – Sicily, the largest active volcano in Europe. The vivid ruby color of the grapes of the native Nerello Mascalese, implanted for centuries in the volcanic area of Etna, Nerello Cappuccio and anticipates a delicious bouquet where cinnamon, black pepper, cherries alternate and blend is really admirable. Soil is loamy and sandy of volcanic origin and mineral content, including phosphorous, magnesium and potassium.

Number 6. Piemonte …  Barolo  DOCG (2014). Origin from Gancia dell’Annunziata farmhouse – Barolo. Grape 100% Nebbiolo. Soaking peels for 12 days. Fermentation in steel tub, ready maturation in French barrel for 18 months. Intense scent, mature fruit and rose petals.

Number 7. Toscany …  Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Podere la Vigna (2013). From the region Rosso di Montalcino Tuscany. Grape Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica). Color dark-berried and it is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Smooth wine with Beef and Venison.

Number 8. PugliaPrimitivo di Manduria “Sessantanni” Corte Giara DOC (2015) …Editor’s remark … Pardon me … this was excellent – my favorite! Most Popular wine in the region Primitivo di Manduria. The”Sessantani” is made from the grapes of vines almost 100 years old, the oldest of the Feudi di San Marzano. Deep ruby-red colour.  The fragrance is very rich, on the nose it releases primary aromas of fruit, ripe plums and blackberries, cherry jam, afterwards, spicy and fragrant notes of liquorice, sandalwood, cardamom, pepper, tobacco, incense and cocoa, It is rich, intense and explosive on the palate, but exquisitely balanced and elegant. A powerful wine with considerable body, but also smooth and caressing. The wine enhances meat dishes such as lamb chops, veal stew.

Number 9. AbruzzoMontepulciano D’Abruzzo Teramane Hills Reserve  DOP (2011). Grape type: Montepulciano. Garnet red color. Fruity and spicy scent. Intense and persistent taste, suggested with rich first course, red meat and medium and hard cheese. Awards: International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2016 – Silver, International Wine Challenge, 2016 – Bronze Mundus Vini, 2016 – Gold International Wine & Spirit Competition and 2015 Bronze.

After the workshop visited a couple of Made in Italy products around exhibitors tables … cheeses, olive oils, olives and vegetables, sweets, liqueurs and grappa by Italy, Italian coffee beans and tourist agency: suditaliahotel – Forio.

The report became slightly long so only highlighting one of the wine table … The Rosso Piceno D.O.C. (D.O.C. stands for = perfect for grapevine cultivation). Organic “CARPINO NERO” ZEROQUINDICI was pretty cool organic wine with low sulphite content and prepared without the use of preservatives, origin from Sangiovese vineyard which is located at Marche region – central Italy. The estate is still among the most esteemed wine producers of the Piceno wine-making region. The Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes grow on the clayey texture of the soil which determines in the wines the richness of extracts. The nose is perceived with strong notes of red fruits and sweet spices. Pairings goes well with pasta, meat and/or tomato sauce or with grilled meat and cheese. Received Award for the year (2016).

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

 

 

 

 

Concerts – International Guitar Festival – Budapest

19. Szeged IGF | International Guitar Festival

April, 9-12. 2018.  –  Budapest

April, 9.  7 p.m. Concert hall of the Italian Cultural Institute
Address: District VIII., 8.Bródy Sándor str. Budapest
Andrea Roberto (IT) solo concert
Giacomo Susani (IT) solo concert
Bozsóki Gergely & Funusual Quintette (HU)  concert

April, 10. 7 p.m.  Concert hall of the Tóth Aladár School of Music
Address: District, VI., 19-21. Szív str. Budapest
Dominik Carevic (HR)  solo concert
Jesse Flowers (AU/DE) solo concert

April, 11. 09:30 – 1.30 p.m. Cervantes Institute
Address: District, VI., 32 Vörösmarty str. Budapest
William Kanengiser (USA) masterclass

April, 11. 7 p.m.  French Institute
Address: District, I. Budapest, 17. Fő str. Budapest
Concert of the prize-winners of the XIV. National Guitar Competiton  Vác
Raphael Feuillatre (FR) solo concert
Tritonus Gitar Trio (Szurgyi Gergely, Molnár Levente, Varga Bálint)
Wine-tasting after the concert.

April, 12. 7 p.m. Budapest Cervantes Institute

Nagy Márton (HU) solo concert, Flavio Apro (BR) solo concert

(International Guitar Festival is the oldest existing and one of the major guitar events in Hungary bringing together the greatest players and hosting acts from all over the World. It is held on April 12-15, 2018 in Szeged and its region. Amusement for open-minded fans of all things guitar in diverse genres like world music (e.g. flamenco) and astonishing combinations with various art forms. Concerts take place in various venues such as concert halls, music bars, churches or your comfortable coach thanks to the live streaming. Interactive guitar courses for amateurs, students, children who can learn from noted musicians. Exciting competition for the best young stars of classical guitar and showcase with masterclasses, training programs. Networking platform for wits and curious professionals (musicians, managers, festival promoters, music institution directors, producers, music journalists). From 2018, the 19th year of Szeged IGF is involved in EuroStrings, the European Guitar Festival Collaborative which is the first European platform gathering 14 classical guitar festivals from Croatia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This platform with an international reputation and professional structure enables promotion and education of emerging guitar players exchanging artists, events and one of Europe’s major guitar competitions.  https://eurostrings.eu/

The festival was founded by guitarist-composer David Pavlovits in 1999, he gave concerts in more than 30 countries. He is the head of guitar department at the University of Szeged which is one of the most successful and popular communities of classical guitar in Hungary.)

Update Aggie Reiter

FLASHNEWS: 3 in 1 breathtaking production – Italian Cultural Institution – Budapest

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Monday – 7 p.m.  –  March, 16. 2015.

Italian Cultural Institute  – Budapest – Giuseppe Verdi Club.

District, VIII., 8 Bródy Sándor Street

The performance is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute.

To-night an unforgettable show will  take  organized by  the Italian Cultural Institute in Budapest, within the 2015 series of programs. This evening  first  shoots off  with Talents in the spotlight … Respire! … CIE Circoncentrique – circus troupe!   Performers:  Alessandro Maida –  the lord of balls  a.k.a. Scarful Italian nationality and  Maxime Pythoud  – the Lord of the Ring , Swiss decent . The music composer  and playing on the piano will be  Lea Petrasso from Argentina.

Alessandro and Maxime met in Brussels at the all’Ecole Superieur des Arts du Cirque, where they decided to continue their  circus training, studies in their countries of origin. Alessandro, at the FLIC the Scuola di Circo di  – Torino.  Maxime at the École de cirque de  –  Nyon “elastique Citrique”.

As Alessandro Maida  said: “We like to think of the body as a possible and the impossible game”. Alessandro Maida and Maxime Pythoud are practicing together for over three years, and developing in complicating each other.

The Respire! … is an exciting and entertaining performance. The main „protagonist” is the Roue Cyr, and balls, manipulation and balance, circularity in the spirit of the movement, and acrobatic portraits in motion.

Required reservations: iicbudapest@esteri.it

Update by: Aggie Reiter

HERALD NEWS … ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN BUDAPEST – NOVEMBER, 5-14. 2013.

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XI. Central European Film Festival – Italy

MITTEL-CINEMA-FEST 2013.

at the Puskin Cinema – Budapest

5-14. November, 2013. 

The Italian Cultural Institute, the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Puskin Cinema in partnership by now will be  holding the XI. th Film Festival in Budapest. Once again the festival shows the actors,  directors and new talents where the contemporary Italian filmmaking stands by showing example panoramic view of to-day’s film industrial.

The MittelCinemaFest obviously contributes to a clear increase in the number of Italian films marketed in Hungary. In the year 2013. fourteen Italian films were screened in Hungary and many of those which have also featured within festival programs in recent years.

The opening pictures at the MittelCinemaFest 2013 will be: The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino,  which was in competition at Cannes among others movies. At the event will be present Anita Kravos, one of the actress in the movie. Within the festival’s program an outstanding portrait movie will be shown of Federico Fellini, titled: How odd my Name is Federico  shoted  by his colleague and friend, director Ettore Scola. Well-known directors, as  Giorgio Diritto and Paolo Virzi latest productions will be screened as well, titled: One day you have to go, and the Every single day.  Further pictures to be seen at the festival also  will be the Itaker – director Toni Trupial, who will personally  be present on the screening day at the Puskin Cinema.  On with the list of pictures to be on-screen will be: I travel alone director Maria Sole Tognazzi.  Good morning, Father!  – director Edoardo Leo will be the guest at the projection. Pinocchio – director Enzo D’Alò. Bellas Mariposas – director Salvatore Mereu. Rope Dancers – director Ivano De Matteo. Long live freedom!  director Roberto Andò.

In addition with the upcoming  pictures, this year will also be screening short films from the selection of the Riff 2013 (Rome Independent Film Festival) and Kalat Nissa Film Festival 2013.

The Italian films will be in Hungarian simultaneous interpretation or subtitled in Hungarian language. The detailed program can be found at the Italian Cultural Institute and the Puskin Cinema.

So … Italians working, living in Budapest … Go For It – Make Your Day, watch the movies in your mother tongue language. Also an “A” for practising the Italian language not just for the Hungarians, but at all stage for those in communicating in Italian language.

Tickets can be purchased at the  Italian Cultural Institute – District VIII., 8. Bródy Str. Budapest and/or on the spot at the Puskin Cinema –  District, V., 18. Kossuth Lajos Str. Budapest.

More information after the press hearing.

Update by Aggie Reiter