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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

105 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Italian
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

105 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Hello, explorers, We are two archeologists who wants to break the barriers of space and take you back in time through wine! Without leaving wherever you are, we’ll go on a journey through the history and archaeology of wine. We’ll teach you the secret to preparing the same spiced wine that people drank in Roman times, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance! For the first part of this online experience, you will get comfortable sipping a spiced wine that we prepare quickly before the presentation so you will go even further into the past ... we'll go over the historical significance of wine. Exploring the art of wine in Pompeii, you’ll learn which wine gladiators liked to drink, the one preferred by Julius Caesar, and the classic wine found in the shops of ancient Rome. We’ll also tell you about wine from the Middle Ages and how it was used for magical and esoteric purposes. We’ll discuss what wine was used to cheers during wedding banquets in the Renaissance period. It’s not just history—we’ll have fun, too! We’ll then prepare four different types of spiced wine from different eras together: - Mulsum wine (Roman) - Granum Paradisi (Roman) - Hippocrasso or Hippocratic wine (Middle Ages) - Elixir of Youth (Renaissance) After making our wine, we’ll talk about ancient accompaniments and recipes. You'll sip on your wines of the past and feel like you're with me at the base of Mount Vesuvius near the beautiful Napoli. * Please carefully read the notes for the ingredients you’ll need. For each type of wine, we’ll prepare based on a 250ml serving (the same as a CUP). ** Wines must rest few hours for fermentation Our journey through wine awaits!

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Learn more about Raffaele

Raffaele

Ciao! We are Raffaele and Riccardo, two Neapolitan archaeologists with 12 (Raffaele) and 7 (Riccardo) years of experience in archaeological excavations and we are both tour guides with a license from the Campania Region. We founded Naples Grand Tour, which specializes in guided tours that focus on the history and culture of our territory. We have a master's degree in Archeology and received a specialized diploma in Archeology with a thesis on Pompeii. My published master’s thesis focused on the study of Roman amphorae, which was used for the transport of wine throughout the Mediterranean. We became more and more passionate about wine and discovered delicious recipes to create spiced wines that were drunk from the Roman period to the Renaissance. Everything revolves around archeology and wine for us! For years we have accompanied our guests among the beauties of our cities and archaeological sites such as Naples historic center, Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Amalfi coast etc ... our guided tours are always structured with great PROFESSIONALISM and being SPECIALIZED archaeologists and art historians we always keep to maintain high quality standards. We lead some off-line experiences through airbnb such as: - Pompeii VIP: Skip the line with your Archaeologist ( highest review rating for a Pompeii tour on Airbnb) - Historical Naples: origin, cults, legends (the most booked tour of Naples with the highest numbers of review and rating on Airbnb) To check all my experiences copy to your URL: www.airbnb.com/naplesgrandtour Ti aspettiamo!

What to bring

Red and white wine: 250ml for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white) so in total you need: 500ml of w…
Red and white wine: 250ml (250ML = one cup) for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white).
Ginger (powdered or fresh)
Cloves
Cinnamon (powder or sticks)
Cinnamon (powdered or sticks)
Nutmeg
Ground pepper
Honey or sugar (I prefer honey)
Smooth Honey (not solid)
Bay Leaves (in leaves or chopped)
Orange
Black pepper (ground or peppercorns)
Lemon
4 empty jars to store wine we'll prepare
1 Lemon wedge
1 Orange wedge

How to participate

Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"While you’re at home in your kitchen, I’ll be in my garden at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Naples, Italy. In addition to teaching you how to prepare wines from the past, I’ll show you the environment around me and some of my personal projects, so make sure you’re connected through audio and video to ask me any questions you may have."
— Raffaele
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Raffaele will host a private group for up to 15 guests starting at $69.

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Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.
Raffaele
Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist
105 reviews
From $14/person
105 reviews
From $14/person