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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Spiced Wines of the Past with an Archaeologist

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 300 reviews.Napoli, ItalyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Raffaele

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
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, get ready for a journey through the history and archaeology of wine and together we'll prepare 4 ANCIENT SPICED WINES!
We’ll teach you the secrets of spiced wine that people drank in Roman time, in the Middle Age and the Renaissance!

For the first part of this online experience, you will get comfortable sipping a glass of wine during 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:

- 2 Roman (white wines)
- 1 Middle Age (red wine)
- 1 Renaissance (red wine)

After making our wines, we’ll talk about ancient food used for these recipes. You'll sip on your wines of the past and feel like you're with me at the slopes 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 a couple of hours for fermentation

- This Experience is great for team-building. Book a private experience for your group. Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.

Our journey through wine awaits!

* MY OFFLINE EXPERIENCES HAVE THE BEST RATES (4.97) WITH MORE THAN 1.2K REVIEWS FOR:

- NAPLES TOUR: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/178165?s=67&unique_share_id=7f068737-79ee-4de4-8db2-019022fe13e6

- POMPEII TOUR: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/464261?s=67&unique_share_id=a1a1d5f3-b3c2-4228-a3f3-ce01658a3a0a
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, get ready for a journey through the history and archaeology of wine and together we'll prepare 4 ANCIENT SPICED WINES!
We’ll teach you the secrets of spiced wine that people drank in Roman time, in the Middle Age and the Renaissance!

For the first part of t…

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.
  • Book a private group
    Raffaele can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at ﺩ.ﺇ356.

What to bring

  • Red and white wine: 250ml (250ML = one cup) for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white).
  • Honey
  • Red and white wine: 250ml for each spiced wine (2 x red, 2 x white) so in total you need: 500ml of withe and 500ml of red!
  • Cloves
  • Bayleaf (fresh or chopped)
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Thu, Oct 29
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
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Thu, Oct 29
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ63 per person
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Sat, Oct 31
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
ﺩ.ﺇ63 per person
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Meet your host, Raffaele

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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)

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Ti aspettiamo!
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 thes…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 300 reviews.

Margie
October 2020
Until you can travel to Italy, this experience is a wonderful aperitif! We enjoy both wine and history so this was the perfect combination! Raffaele was personable and passionate about his country, his profession and wine. We loved that we had a chance to participate and make our own wines. We tried the first white yesterday evening and it was delicious! We’ve already recommended this experience to family and friends.
Until you can travel to Italy, this experience is a wonderful aperitif! We enjoy both wine and history so this was the perfect combination! Raffaele was personable and passionate…
Julie
October 2020
Highly recommend. This is my first wine experience with an archaeologist and the archaeological approach separated this session from other wine lessons. Riccardo was so generous with his time and his enthusiasm for Pompeii/Naples made for a lively session. Look forward to visiting Naples again and taking Riccardo's tours!
Highly recommend. This is my first wine experience with an archaeologist and the archaeological approach separated this session from other wine lessons. Riccardo was so generous wi…
Rachel
October 2020
Had such a fun time making spiced wine with Ricardo! I learned a lot about the history of the subject matter along with new info about Napoli. Perfect date night activity too.
Jonathan
October 2020
Very lovely, with the first 30 minutes spent getting to know each other and a short lecture about the history of spiced wines, especially in Naples. Last 30 minutes were mixing wines to ferment. I haven't tasted them yet, since they aren't done, but they smell lovely.
Very lovely, with the first 30 minutes spent getting to know each other and a short lecture about the history of spiced wines, especially in Naples. Last 30 minutes were mixing wi…
Mark
October 2020
Raffaele is very knowledgeable about the topic, and has stories both personal and historical to add flavor to the experience. His passion for the subject was infectuous, and I'm very excited to try the wines we made, and also to make more in the future!
Raffaele is very knowledgeable about the topic, and has stories both personal and historical to add flavor to the experience. His passion for the subject was infectuous, and I'm ve…
Elizabeth
October 2020
This was an amazing experience. Raffaele is knowledgeable and friendly. My hands smell wonderful from the spices and fruit peels and I can't wait to drink my wines once they've steeped!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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.