Zoom wine tasting? Virtual happy hours? It’s all on the table as COVID-19 pandemic continues

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Zoom or Facebook Live probably weren’t invented for the purpose of wine tasting, but with people quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not take advantage of such virtual platforms to have a glass of wine with friends?

With wineries shut down and plenty of time on people’s hands, doing at-home or virtual wine tasting events is becoming more desirable.

In light of that, Karen Bonarrigo from Messina Hof Winery in Texas has offered some tips on how to have winery-quality tasting sessions right at home.


Which wines are in season right now?

With the warmer weather of spring and summer on the horizon, Bonarrigo said wines that are drier and good to drink while relaxing outside are more in season.

Examples include rose, Gewurztraminer, riesling, GSM and pinot grigio.

“Some white (wines) that are off-dry and a little bit sweet are great options for just relaxing on the back patio or getting some fresh air,” Bonarrigo said.


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