Web over virus: Taiwan sommelier takes wine tasting online

Date: April 25, 2020

Peter Petrus, 37, a Taiwanese sommelier, conducts an online wine tasting class from his studio, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Taipei, Taiwan, April 24, 2020. . REUTERS/Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A young Taiwanese sommelier is taking his wine tasting classes online to keep his business afloat, as social distancing rules to contain the spread of the new coronavirus prevents large gatherings.

Live streaming from his studio in Taipei, Peter Petrus, the professional name he uses for his business, teaches the art of wine-tasting online to people across the island.

The containment measures have had a big impact on business, Petrus told Reuters.

“So I started contemplating if there might be a way to work around this situation – at the end of the day the company has to keep going.”    [FULL  STORY]

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