For quarantined wine lovers, California winery takes tasting room online

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A Napa Valley winery has launched a virtual wine tasting program so that oenophiles can sip and spit in their pyjamas, in the comfort of their own homes.

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the travel and hospitality industry, Clos Du Val in California's wine country has taken its wine tasting program online, with a virtual tasting experience led by an expert at the winery.

The winery was shut down amid the coronavirus crisis taking hold in California.

"In an effort to do our part and provide ease of access to our valued customers who have had to adjust their travel plans, we are launching a taste from home experience," said president Jon-Mark Chappellet in a statement.

To start, customers have the option to choose from either a mixed red and white wine, four-bottle variety pack ($385) to an all red wine option ($395). Both include a Coravin wine opening system.

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