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Gypsy Discos and the Strongest Booze in Transylvania

Gypsy Discos and the Strongest Booze in Transylvania


[MUSIC – SUBCARPATI,
“ATAT DE PERSONAL”] JORDAN REDAELLI: All right. We’re here in– [WIND ROARING] JORDAN REDAELLI: We’re
here in the– [LAUGHS] Blow me down with a feather. We’re here in the Carpathian
Mountains– [WIND ROARING] JORDAN REDAELLI: –headed down
there to a village called Belavoy in the valley there,
to meet the Cazans, who are master brewers of a drink
called palinka. It’s a kind of super, super
strong liquor, a little bit like tequila, made
out of plums. And we’re going to go down there
and hang out with the Cazans, and, I imagine, get a
little bit tipsy as well, because it’s extremely strong,
like the wind. [WIND ROARING] JORDAN REDAELLI: So I’m
going to go make my way down there now. Awesome. [MUSIC – SUBCARPATI,
“DOINA SPIRITULUL”] [SHEPHERD WHISTLING] JORDAN REDAELLI:
How you doing? [MUSIC – SUBCARPATI,
“DOINA SPIRITULUL”] [KNOCKING] JORDAN REDAELLI: Hello. NICOLETTA CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Good
to see you. Jordan. NICOLETTA CAZAN: Ciao. Nicoletta. JORDAN REDAELLI: Nice
to meet you. It’s a nice village. Hi. Jordan. Pleased to meet you. How are you? -[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: The Cazans
basically run the palinka game in Transylvania, and people
come from all around the region to get hold of their
super strong liquor. NICOLETTA CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: I was there to
see if I could pull off a decent palinka punch. [GEESE SQUAWKING] JORDAN REDAELLI: The Cazans
didn’t waste any time in showing me their operation. What’s the basic principle
behind making the palinka in the first place? LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Oof. LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: 70? LIVIU CAZAN: Yeah. JORDAN REDAELLI: What
is it normally? LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: OK. So it’s normally 50,
but this one’s 70? LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Palinka
on fire. And if it burns, it’s
super alcoholic. And so yeah, it’s 70%. All right. Here we go. LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Touch it? Oh shit. Smelting the table? Yeah, yeah. You can see the hole. Just burn the whole
place down. What are you doing? LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] NICOLETTA CAZAN: Taste
it and shut up. LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: What about– what about if we added, like– oof. Ugh. What about– what about
if– oh, Jesus Christ. Excuse me. Ugh. What if we made a mixed
drink, like made a punch or something? LIVIU CAZAN: [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] NICOLETTA CAZAN:
We’ll test it. JORDAN REDAELLI: Test it out. Yeah. All right. Agreed. Nicoletta advised against
drinking too much at dinner. But in the end, it turned out
the whole family got their palinka buzz on, and out came
the Cazan party tricks. NICOLETTA CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] [LAUGHTER] JORDAN REDAELLI: Disco– what’s it going to be like? So the Cazans have gone
to sleep, as has the rest of the village. This is Bianca, friend
of the Cazans. And she’s taking me out for
the night in Belavoy. Where exactly are we going? JORDAN REDAELLI: Yeah. A little bit. I’m not going to be
doing any of that. JORDAN REDAELLI: No. I don’t dance. JORDAN REDAELLI:
I don’t dance. [MUSIC PLAYING] JORDAN REDAELLI: The Gypsy disco
was coming to an end, so I decided to call it a night. Granny wanted me to go to church
the next day, but I wasn’t sure I could handle it. Besides, I had to think about
my palinka punch. There’s going to be a bit of
a post-church party, and a barbecue out the back. So I think me and Granny are
going to make a punch. She’s the one I get along
with the most. We relate. Granny’s cool, though. She’s at church. She wanted me to go, but
I couldn’t do it. Hi. How are you? Nice to see you again. -[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: You hungry? I am. Yep. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: I didn’t. I’m sorry. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Yeah? OK. Let’s go. Send Granny into the basement. I don’t want to go down there. Yeah? All right. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: I was starting
to get the impression the Cazans were dubious about
what I was doing. -[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: But I wanted
to prove them wrong. Fruit punch– must have
put everything in it. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Mary? You want to start? GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: We have
to wash the fruit. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Sorry. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: So we’re just
going to throw a bunch of stuff in here and
see how it goes. What do you reckon about that? GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Yeah. I think so. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Show
me how you do it. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI:
Call that fast? GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: You
want me to do one? All right. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Almost
got away with it. We should put the
palinka in now. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: We
put this in first. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: How does
that smell to you? GRANNY CAZAN: Mmm. [SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: Yeah. So the palinka’s
really strong. We’ll put some dry
ginger ale in. We’ll probably need three
of these, four of these. Do one. Want to taste it? GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI:
Just drink it. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] [LAUGHTER] JORDAN REDAELLI: Yep. All right. I hope you don’t have cooties. I think we need more palinka. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: There’s
a lot of people. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: It seems like
the palinka punch went down well, and even Granny
approved of it. GRANNY CAZAN:
[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] Bravo. -[SPEAKING ROMANIAN] [SINGING IN ROMANIAN] JORDAN REDAELLI: When they all
started singing, I thought it might be time for me to
get out of there. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Comments (100)

  1. Could you find a more boring douche to do this for you? This guy sucks!

  2. If u want strong vodka go to Poland 90% spirtus

  3. l dont dance, l dont dance……fckng idiot…..zero empathy

  4. That flame drip almost went into the gas barrel… woah.

  5. these arent gypsies and this guy is as dense as a wheel of cheddar

  6. Next time don't find a uneducated lazy prick to the interviews like this. Absolutely disrespectful´. Didn't even go to the church when he was asked by the only person he "got along" with ? Hes so fucking Social retarded it hurts my eyes.

  7. I had much stronger

  8. She was sitting there wet as fuck and that asshat had no fuckin idea. Good job Vice, hope you shit canned that fuckin weirdo.

  9. Fire the soy goy at once

  10. This reporter was ingorant to the Romanians who showed him nothing but love.

  11. What a fucking idiot just wasted thier time they showed so much respect to that journalist. The thing is he got scared very scared man needs to grow a pair

  12. That family is awesome:)

  13. I can already tell by the music that this shit is gnna be crazy

  14. Bianca took the reporter to the "sort of a gay bar" cause she can tell that he is a fucking cocksucker! What an idiot!

  15. It’s smells a bit like strong gin, tastes a bit like strong vodka but can be made from different fruits and when you drink it makes you hungry

  16. It’s smells a bit like strong gin, tastes a bit like strong vodka but can be made from different fruits and when you drink it makes you hungry

  17. It’s smells a bit like strong gin, tastes a bit like strong vodka but can be made from different fruits and when you drink it makes you hungry

  18. Dude's neck looks like midget Dracula bit him

  19. This guy is off the hook stupid wtf is he doing thinking he knows his shit

  20. This dude is a looser. Ladies don't date men like that. Why couldn't he just go to the church. What does he think he's going to melt?

  21. I actually enjoyed his dry humor

  22. Vice is the equivalent of the gypsy disco bar😂

  23. Gypsies? I haven't seen a single one. Just Romanians.

  24. Cum sa fie mai multe femei k bărbați?

  25. Its looks like he just woke up.. nothing added up on this title or the story of video . 😂😂.

  26. As a reporter in a different culture you must adapt and allow things to come apon you. Going to church getting shit faced when they say to like a man! Dancing because its local culture! And try to report for the world not your self also this will make your time way more experiencable! I'm sorry vice but I am disappointed in this guy this video maybe old but if he is still on your team. I believe he needs to be accompanied by an experienced member. That will give him some conductive criticism other wise he will go no where!

  27. This guy is by far the best journalist I have seen in a vice clip. Keep up the great work son! You are doing it right my firend.

  28. Oh lord. Who hired this guy?

  29. I don't talk to girls that are hitting on me, I go to gay bars to make fun of them. This is one confused dude

  30. 6:20 what a perfect backdrop for a romantic kiss. The cat as well.

  31. long live palinka try black tea with 50cl palink in the morning uk mates you'll be thrilled

  32. I hate that vice has to make an employee part of the documentary

  33. it's not like tequila bro, palinca has medicinal effects and it's made like moonshine

  34. I'm waiting to see Borat "Disco Dancing" at this bar. Yekamesh, is nice, high 5 !

  35. What was the song at the beginning, romanian rap kinda goes

  36. This guy fucking sucks, like who cant go to church. Such a bitch. And his face when he took a shot, lmaooo fuckin bitch

  37. That old woman lloks like someone you don't fuck with.
    She looks like the type to fuck up the people who mess with her garden.

  38. They should've definitely asked someone else to do this episode of Vice. Someone who seems to be enjoying life and a bit of drinking. This guy is dead!! 😂😂😂😂

  39. Pálinka is ONLY made in Hungary and Hungaryan fruits. This is just a destillated fluid. The name is '' Pálinka'' is protected by law. Plum, apple, peach and pear.

  40. Wow that was an incredibly shitty journalist.

  41. A retard journalist and they are Romanians not Gypsy,the gypsy are black in Romania,so you should fire this idiot 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  42. Hes making a Palinka Sangria!!!

  43. This guy looks like Tim Curry,,, the dude that worked in the plaza hotel in home alone 😂

  44. this guys a fucking idiot

  45. 'Țuică' is half as strong as 'pálinka' . They boil it a second time and it turns into 'pálinka'. Notice they have perfect teeth like the old Moonshiners? No bacteria stands a chance and it tastes good. I am literally drinking some right now in TX..

  46. After they get drunk they get horny..bite each other out of lust. Then they say vampires existed

  47. Not the most proper reporter, but cute lol

  48. Man, this journalist is so bad

  49. What even is this report. Easily the worst one ever.

  50. Man that granny is aweaome

  51. 7:00 that is not what she says. She is actually saying “come here to work” basically. I can’t trust vice if they are twisting the subtitles like that.

  52. Jordan is scared of pussy

  53. This reporter sucks ass

  54. While you are there have someone pop that giant zit on your neck.

  55. Is he just shit faced the entire video?

  56. I wish I could have helped VICE out with this one. Not only do I dance and wake up early but I wouldn’t insult my hosts.
    Having a personality and a bit of confidence goes a long way when there is a camera in front of you.
    However I just saw the date this was made. I’m sure the proper adjustments were taken.

  57. This was the most disrespectful and quickest Vice video I have ever seen. I have seen Vice videos that are pretty much the same length and they feel so much longer

  58. well we have Śliwowica in Poland, also made of Plums between 60 to 90% alc., depending on a personal taste of manufacturer. Some complain about reporter not describing the taste… well if you ever tried very strong alcohol you know that taste is usually covered by burning sensation and heat. Its is a moonshine made of plums ffs, it is made to get you wasted not enjoy the taste 😀

  59. Wtf was he doing😂 dummy

  60. Yea this guys fuckin sucks jusst fire his weird ass

  61. he looks like a tourist and not a reporter lol

  62. This was the equivalent of the verge pc build. Terrible journalism.

  63. what a D bag of a fuckin journalist athiest, hung over dont matter if a romanian granny asks you to go to church u go , you be just hiring any fuckin hisper out the coffe shop dont ya vice.

  64. that chic that took him to the bar wanted a few shots of him haha

  65. Prune liquor? That stuff probably gives you the worst shits.

  66. This is easily one of the worst vice docs I've ever seen. There's plenty of comments here explaining why, and I agree with all of them. Vice is really trying hard to get the edge they want but have to resort to hiring clueless morons like this guy and twisting the dialogue through unreliable translations to achieve some kind of edgy look. This is one of many reasons I unsubbed and why they are losing their audience big time.

  67. how you going to go and try to embrace the culture without going to church you should have went to church from now on they'll be like remember when that white asshole came and he wouldn't even go to church but he wanted to drink all our booze what a fuckle

  68. This guys supposed shot to death!
    Really scumbag!! He so rude

  69. I hope you smashed your pretty lady friend. She was giving you the most obvious signals. Might as well of had a large neon sign pointing at her cooch.

  70. THIS GUY SUCKS
    "She's the one I get along with the most"
    Wait what…

  71. You shouldnt drink and light alcohol on fire next to a lighter a container of more alcohol and two barrels full right underneath. If that lighter blew I'm pretty sure that barrel with the lid off would have gone up.

  72. I thought he was funny😂😂 you guys are so negative lol

  73. Palinka is a Hungarian drink! And Transylvania is Hungary! VESSZEN TRIANON!!!!!!

  74. Hope you dont have coodies WOW HOW RUDE SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE ONE WORRIED ABOUT HIM HE'S A PRICK AND THIS VIDEO HAS JUST STARTED I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW THE REST IS GONNA GO .USUALLY THE VICE PEOPLE ARE GREAT HIS CLOTHES ARE THILTHY

  75. I'm pretty sure they have gotten rid of this stupid rude bastard it was filmed in 2012 or 13 it has both dates so its been a long time and I would hope that he got the boot

  76. "what are you doing, you're burning the place down", besides the fact that you're a stupid brit who doesn't even know how to do his own job, you kept a very disrespecting and superior attitude the whole time, like they we're stupid or something, those people let you into their home and told you their palinca process, they've been nice enough to take u out in the village, and cared about how you felt at their house the whole time. Thumbs down for this one, go back to england and worry about immigrants, and leave these people live their peaceful life.

  77. That guy is a tool.

  78. This guys is an anti social alcoholic lol

  79. Any more laid back and that guy would be horizontal 🙂 🙂

  80. Granny was awesome hahaha

  81. Relax this guy probably drinks michelob or some other bullshit poser beer in his everyday life…he went to the country and got some shine that put the hurt on his soft ass.lol...he's not a jerk he's a pussy.

  82. He's hot. Nice lips.

  83. I am proud to be Romanian . This guy is really stupid. Romania isn't racist , or a nation of drunken people. Shame of you , I used to enjoy you video's. Fuck you'r reporter.

  84. I lived in Romania. I drank polinka. What a fucking lie. Most people I know that mentioned it in Romania felt it was a strong drink, but I doubt it was from the alcohol.

  85. This guy sucked, worse than Thomas or maneesha.

  86. where are the gypsies tho

  87. This guy sucks how much xanax is he on during this filming… seems totally rooted

  88. this guy is a total dick to this extremely kind and generous family

  89. What a dick. Glad the people treated as such.

  90. Fire this guy. He is an unprofessional embarrassment to an otherwise edgy and informative channel.

  91. This dude is lame vice. I hope to never see him again. Terrible journalism 👎

  92. Spaghetti head fucked it up

  93. Lol this fucking toolbag….worst VICE reporter ever.

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