Virtual Tastings, Free Shipping, and More: Your Guide to the Wine World During Quarantine
by Matt Beans
March 25, 2020 | Updated March 26, 2020
Spring usually heralds the beginning of traffic jam season in wine country, but this year it’s bandwidth, not bumper-to-bumper bachelorette parties you’ll need to worry about. Much as the rest of the world changed overnight with the arrival of the coronavirus, so too has the wine world had to respond to the pandemic. With the restaurant and wholesale retail channels decimated, an entire industry—from its vineyard workers to vintners and beyond—depends on its ability to innovate, connecting with the customer directly.
Inman Family Wines
Owner Kathleen Inman of Inman Family Wines offers “Meet the Maker” Happy Hours on Zoom—and has pledged 5 percent of proceeds to Meals on Wheels to assist the at-risk elderly demographic. More details here.