– Argentina’s turned me into an alcoholic,
and I’m not even mad about it.
You don’t say no to Argentinian wine.
Argentine wine is, like,
it just becomes your best friend when you travel through this area.
阿根廷对葡萄酒和啤酒之热爱 阿根廷 萨尔塔
Argentine wine is so special,
and it was even better that I got to go behind the scenes,
meet Tania and Andrés,
who took me to their vineyard,
and I got to see how the workers worked,
how they picked the grapes.
Can you tell me how long wine has been made
in these valleys and vineyards?
– When the Spaniard came here,
it was in 1530, they started with a vineyard plantation
but only for the church.
And in 1910, they brought the first red grapes from France,
and we call that, even today, French variety.
– I even got a couple scissors, and cut some myself.
– 我还拿了把剪刀 可以自己剪了
Okay, whoa (laughing).
好了 哇 [笑声]
I cut a grape and it squirted at me.
– [Andrés] Well, you have to learn how to do it.
– It was actually a little bit harder than I thought.
I think we can agree that
I’m just better at drinking it,
so let’s just take this back and call it a day.
– So being in such high altitude means that, yeah,
there’s less oxygen in the air,
and I talked to Tania and Andrés about
how the altitude affects the wine process in general.
And they’re like, yeah,
it definitely makes the taste and flavor stronger.
– With the altitude and strong sun,
we have a high alcohol in the wines,
and we have a strong color.
Everything is very very concentrated in the wines.
We produce Torrontés, which is our white,
and in reds, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon.
– Literally, all my favorite things came together
– 毫不夸张地说 我最喜欢的东西
in one table at the end of the day.
Wine, empanadas, views, great weather,
葡萄酒 阿根廷饺子 美景 加上好天气
it was beautiful, and everyone joined in at the end.
It was magical.
Wine makes any and every situation just perfect and magical.
And when I think about Argentina,
magic is definitely a word that’s gon na start coming to mind. Magical.
This country is absolute magic.
I’m a wino.
I love wine, first and foremost,
but beer, of course, is a good time too.
但是啤酒 不可否认 也是好的选择
And obviously, anyone who brews beer,
I think, is a good time,
and someone you need to have in your life.
– How are you? Welcome. – (kissing)
– 你好 欢迎 – [亲吻]
– Great to meet you. – Yeah. Manuela,
– 很高兴认识你 – 我也是
who was the owner of La Cervecería, in El Chalten.
She is such a bubbly, vivacious personality.
– Oh wow!
– 噢 哇！
– Amazing, huh?
– 特别棒 是不是？
– She got to show us around her brewery,
tell us a little of her family history.
– Our recipe is from 1673.
My stepfather is from the Czech Republic.
He is 6th generation of brewers.
In the Czech Republic it was first the Nazis,
and then the communist, and they took everything away.
So he escaped to Argentina,
and he met my mother during the’70s.
He was, like, the pioneer of microbreweries in Patagonia.
– It’s so weird to think that,
in the middle of nowhere, someone, like,
was able to build a brewery, in such a small, isolated town.
– It was so far away, and nothing here.
– 这里太远了 而且什么都没有
I don’t know, it was unbelievable.
– They use water from the glaciers,
and water from the glaciers are so pure
that you can literally drink straight from it.
– The water is everything for us.
I mean, you can taste everything, like, fresh and pure.
We are very thankful for it.
– You know, Argentina is a wine country,
so it’s kind of a bold move to make this brewery,
in a country that favors wine.
So lot of love and respect for her, she was amazing.
(upbeat plucky music)
So Argentina is just a social country,
and they use wine, and latte, and beer
to bring each other together.
It’s a culture and a country that prides itself on
staying close with your family, staying close with your friends,
finding ways to bond and stay connected,
and I love that.
It’s pretty cool.