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Keeping the Faith

By Laura Ness
Inside Wine -- July 7, 2020

"A big upside to this pandemic is that we’re learning what really makes us #WineFamilyStrong. Vines still rule. They set the agenda. They remind us of our intimate relationship with the earth. One thing that’s struck me is how ardently wineries have fought to retain their valuable staffs...

... Reopening tasting rooms brought even bigger challenges. Kathleen Inman of Inman Family Wines (Santa Rosa, Calif.) says the constant cleaning, sanitizing, and explaining everything—ensuring people [both her staff and visitors] comply—is, honestly, exhausting. “Online tastings seem so much more personal. No masks or gloves, not to mention no dirty glasses and no extra cleaning.”

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