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Naples - Ancient Spiced Wines Class with an Archaeologist

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Ancient Spiced Wines Class with an Archaeologist

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(51 reviews)
Naples and Pompei, Naples, Italy
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

* 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). 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! I’ll teach you the secrets of spiced wine that people drank in Roman time, in the Middle Age, and the Renaissance! In this online experience, you will get comfortable sipping a glass of wine during the explanation 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) During making our wines, we’ll talk about food to accompany these recipes and anecdotes’. 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. ** Wines must rest a couple of hours for fermentation NOTES FOR INGREDIENTS: - use something to measure the quantity of wine - red and white wine ( not sparkling! ) - cinnamon sticks or powder (4 or 25gr) - cloves (12) - fresh ginger or powdered - nutmeg - black pepper (ground or peppercorns) - Bay leaf (a few grams or a couple of leaves) - Smooth Honey not solid - Orange and Lemon wedges - Pot or container to mix - Small Spoons - 4 empty glass jars to store the wine we make SUGGESTION ABOUT TYPE OF WINES: -- White: Pinot Grigio; Sauvignon Blanc; Falanghina; Fiano -- Red: Cabernet; Shyraz; Aglianico; Chianti


Meet Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele- Archaeologist

Raffaele is a Neapolitan Archaeologist with 13 years of field experience and he's an Official Tour Guide of the Region Campania. He has a BA in Archaeology, a master in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D in Archeological Heritage. Also he works on archeological excavations in Naples and in March 2021 he discovered a roman villa built outside the ancient Pompeii. Since he was a child, he has always loved the ancient history of Greece and Rome as well as art from the Middle Ages to the 20th (1900s). His company Grand Tour Experience (www.grandtourexperience.com) runs tours and experiences through all Italy and organizes incentive travels or private events at uncommon and prestigious locations.- The municipality of City of Pompeii has awarded us the Prize for great and honorable guide and we are proud of it! (Oct 2019)- In September 2019 the Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 Dr. B. Beutler was with us for a tour of Pompeii. He loves to meet new people!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Naples with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Naples. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Anna M.

06 May 2021

A VERY interesting and thoughtful tour! Loved all of the historical information behind wine-making! I will definitely be taking all of his tours!

Patricia S.

24 April 2021

Raffaele demonstrated the creation of 4 historical wines (2 Roman, 1 medieval, 1 Renaissance) with specific details. He also gave a history lesson as we concocted our wines. It was both fun and informative. Raffaele was quick to respond to our questions as we measured and sliced. I even learned the powers of nutmeg!

Ana O.

24 April 2021

Archaeology and wine, what a genius blend!! Bacchus bless you, Raffaele Great tour!

Susan G.

24 April 2021

I love Raffaele...the way he expresses his passion in his tours and his interest in his "family" (us). And he is so smart! I imagine many of his female followers are quite in love with him as he epitomizes the "Latin lover" image. I'm old...but I still think he is delicious!! 😉 And he's a superlative guide!

remy t.

23 April 2021

What a perfect way to end the week. My wife and I made the 4 wines , and now drinking the red wine with the nutmeg added, and oh boy, it’s a hit! We hope to take the Classico tour tomorrow, but if not, we’ll be on the lookout for any tour you give. We’d love seeing the landscape, and architecture from games during the Roman Empire ( gladiatorial games in coliseums, amphitheatres , thermal baths, etc) and culture and history of the Etruscans. We loved hearing Raffaele demonstrate and teach us about the ways they spiced up their wines ! He is the G.O.A.T. Molte grazie !


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