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Napa’s Chateau Montelena is just one vineyard that’ll have its winemaker walk you through a half-case sampler pack; video-guided flights are also on offer from the Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa in France ($130) and the Chanel-owned St. Supéry Estate (from $210) in Rutherford, Calif. Pair either with a package from fromager Murray’s, which is throwing in plating guides and tasting classes for $120 per person.

But why limit yourself to the prim and proper conventions of pre-pandemic days? This is the Zoom era, during which nothing might feel as appropriate as a virtual songwriting session with Andy Sharpe’s Hawaii-based Song Division. Though he’s normally focused on team building with Fortune 500 firms, now he’s helping friends create Brady Bunch-style music videos out of individually recorded tracks (from $1,900). The less intensive option? Order themed cocktail kits from Paradise Wines & Liquors ($80), designed to pair with a suggested movie that everyone can watch together. (Popcorn and raisinettes are included, too.)

And there’s always the Kiki Kit. After 39-year old investment banker Jonathan Slaughter threw a 10-person Priscilla, Queen of the Desert-themed fete for his fashion designer husband, 27-year old Thomas Widdison, the pair signed up for a bigger and splashier round two. “When you send out a Zoom drink invite, people come if they can,” says Slaughter. “When you send them a party kit in the mail, you get 100% attendance.” 

This article was provided by Bloomberg News.

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