Though the coronavirus continues unabated around the U.S., things have improved for some individuals and families during the COVID-19 quarantine.
As People reports, according to a survey of 2,000 Americans over 21, commissioned by Coravin, a wine accessory company and conducted by OnePoll, the quarantine has made many people look at life differently.
Fifty-five percent are now embarrassed by the things that they prioritized before the isolation that COVID-19 imposed. Seventy-percent say that isolation helped reveal new things about themselves.
Working from home helped 27% of Americans surveyed realize they could develop a better work-life balance, while 35% said they wanted to continue new interests they’d developed during the downtime.
Relationships were a big priority among the things that people wanted to improve on. Connecting more with those close to them was a priority for 46% who vow to spend more time with friends and family and 38% say that they desire to make those relationships more meaningful.
Unsurprisingly, as the survey was commissioned by a company associated with wine, vino was one of the things people had more time to learn about, according to their findings.
Sixty-four percent of respondents used their time during quarantine to learn more about wine, and when they did 66% said that they improved their wine choices as a result. And given that the quarantine lockdown moved normal socializing online, 25% said they enjoyed sharing bottles of wine virtually with people they were close to.
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“Quarantine has given us unprecedented time to explore and try new things both personally and with our loved ones,” Chris Ladd, the CEO of Coravin, says.
“It’s forced us to be creative in how we remain connected when we are physically distant. And it’s created an environment where virtual events like wine tastings have flourished, introducing a broader audience to experiences they might not have had in person. We expect these new approaches to last well after ‘normal’ returns.”
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Published at Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:24:00 +0000