We are #VAstrong Together.
In 2019, the Virginia Food & Beverage segment enjoyed robust sales and tourism. And then, in March of 2020, COVID-19 turned off the light switch. Overnight, restaurants, farm markets, shops, and craft beverage makers had to pivot to a new “way of business.” These are our friends, our clients, and the market that we love. Team DW&S decided to invent some ways to offer support. Here are a few of the ways…
We posted our Spring stories to our website as blog posts. And then we added stories from our magazine archive. If you are tired of Netflix binging, check out the website, www.DineWineAndStein.com
We placed a link to our digital Spring magazine on our homepage and spread a link across social media. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/DWS_Spring_2020
And we re-purposed a fan chat room on FaceBook and opened it to the public. Now, anyone can browse @DWS Food And Beverage Lovers of Virginia. We encourage those managing a Food & Beverage business to post to this page at no charge. Now, the public group is filling with curbside menus, promotions, and recipes. If you would like to support local business and Virginia’s Finest, we encourage you to visit this open group page. It is updated several times a day.
Team DW&S continues to post on all brand social media pages. Support local businesses by sharing the posts.
Many Virginia business leaders pivoted fast. Out of a crisis comes ingenious ideas. We have seen many creative ideas across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Restaurants introduced Curbside Pickup and Family Style Meals. Bars and restaurants are now delivering or offering craft cocktails to go. Wineries, cideries, and distilleries are now offering virtual tasting parties.
As we compile this newsletter, Virginia is still in the COVID-19 woods. How can you help? Order #TakeOut. Celebrate Virginia and our local brands by ordering take out from your favorite restaurants, farm markets, shops, and craft beverage makers. Enjoy at home!
PS: If you want to order food and beverages from the Virginia Finest Program, read our recent story here: http://bit.ly/DWS_VAFinest