The Evolve Mag Magazine, May 2020

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Photo by Luiz M. Santos

California Wineries Bring Virtual Wine Experiences to Consumers With winery tasting rooms temporarily closed due to California’s statewide shelter-in-place order, wine lovers are increasingly looking for new ways to connect with their favorite vintners without leaving home. Golden State winemakers have responded in a variety of fun, creative ways to bring California wine country to consumers across the country. Along with putting innovative and educational twists on “virtual tastings,” many

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are now offering virtual vineyard and winery tours, video cooking demonstrations, yoga sessions followed by a toast, digital happy hours with winemakers and more. To see all the nearly 80 virtual experiences from California wineries across the state, go to Wine Institute’s website at