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Virtual Tastings: Local Winery Adapts to Social Distancing

OAKHURST — “When the going gets tough, the tough come together. With new ways to appreciate the things we love. Like drinking wine.” Or so says the winemaker and owner of the Idle Hour Winery.

Although, the tasting room at Idle Hour is temporarily closed for anything except bottle pick-ups and deliveries, “Friday night with the gang” at Idle Hour is still on tonight — virtually, that is, says the local winery’s owner.

Anna Marie Remediosis says she is taking to Instagram Friday (March 20) at 6 p.m. to open up a bottle (or two) of some “cheerful reds and whites.”

“If you’re a wine club member, follow along with your own library,” says Remedios. “If not, grab a bottle of something you have on hand (we are sure you have stocked up, along with toilet paper!), make yourself a lovely appetizer, then relax with Anna as she has some fun chatting wine and raising a glass.”

“We wanted a way to stay in touch with our community, patrons and dear friends,” the veteran winemaker says. “Friday night is typically our biggest night of the week in the wine bar, but for now we have to temporarily rethink our way of life during this time of social distancing. This is a way to still have a good time with our friends.”

“For many, this week has been a week of firsts. First time working from home. First time homeschooling the children (oh boy!). First time making major changes in the way we interact. By Friday we shall all have earned a glass of vino with a local favorite face.”

Tune in live on Instagram @idlehourwine at 6 p.m. tonight to raise a glass — and your spirits.

“Communities coming together with innovative ideas during temporary setbacks is what people do best,” Remedios says.

Cheers to that!

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