One day, we jokingly said we should do a wine of the month calendar. It sort of snowballed from there.
Each month in Wine Is Rad: The Calendar. Brought To You By Tyler Hauptman and Rob Baird. The 2014 Grape Expectations Edition has an awesome seasonal image and an even more awesome wine to go along with it!
Not only do you get beautiful pictures, but you also get Tyler’s thoughts on wine, and fun wine facts. We even made sure you could write on the calendar and put down all of your important dates, or draw funny mustaches on Tyler’s face.
Making Wine Accessible
Lots of people love wine, but it can still seem stuffy and overwhelming. We wholeheartedly believe that wine is fun and great to share. There are a lot of great wines out there to explore, and we wanted to use this calendar to make wine a bigger part of your everyday life.
Why a Calendar?
Because we thought it was the best way to grab people's attention and show a series of images. Unlike a web gallery that people click through quickly, or a book that collects dust on the shelf, a calendar stays on your wall for the entire year. As you flip to a new month, the image and information displayed change, keeping it fresh and exciting, as well as giving you something to look forward to as the year goes on.
We've tried to do interesting shoots that captured the spirit of each month. We worked really hard to try and find the best wine to go with each shoot, whether a lovely rosé to enjoy at a July BBQ, or a sweet port to drink with your Halloween candy in October. We want to make sure that each shot tells its own story, so we are utilizing twelve different locations, with a variety of props and styles.
We had a lot of fun working on the shoots!
Tyler being a sommelier and Rob a photographer, we have really cherished the opportunity to channel our skills and motivation into something so fun! This project is something we are very passionate about, and have spent a lot of time trying to make it as great as it can possibly be.
What Can You Get?
You'll get the wonderful calendar that you've been hearing so much about.
Our poster is going to be 18"x24" and will be a lovely addition to any home.
If you live in Portland, you can get Tyler to deliver your rewards in person! You'll also be one of the first people to get the calendar, right after it is back from the printer.
Don't know what type of wine to pair with your meal? Better text Tyler! For one week, Tyler will be your personal wine guru to help you get the most out of your food, by pairing it with the perfect wine.
What You're Supporting
Your backing is primarily going to printing costs. We have found a local printer that we are working with. The finished size of the calendar will be 12”x12”, and it will be saddle-stitched with a hole drilled to hang it.
If we overfund, we will be able to improve our printing even more. While we love the paper stock we have selected, we will invest in a slightly heavier stock, protecting it from dings when you flip back and forth to admire the pages.
Risks and challenges
We understand that it's important to have the calendar in time for the holiday season, and the new year. We are working closely with a local printer. As soon as the Kickstarter is finished, the printer will start work on the calendars, which we will immediately begin sending out. We fully anticipate all calendars being sent out by the end of November, and we will keep everyone informed if any unexpected delays occur.
You will receive TWO amazing calendars AND the sticker pack. While some people might suggest you get one calendar for yourself, and another to give to a friend, we say just keep them both for you to enjoy.
You'll also be kept in the loop with our sweet backer only updates.
You will not only get the most awesome calendar you have ever laid your eyes on, and the sweet sticker pack, but you will also get a silkscreened 18"x24" "Wine Is Rad" poster to make your house the classiest one on the block. And, of course, super secret updates!
For all you residents of the City of Roses, the next few sentences are very important.
Not only will you get the coolest calendar, the coolest stickers, and the coolest poster ever, but Tyler and Rob will hand deliver them TO YOU! You also get the choice of a hug or high-five. **Tyler will be sporting one of the outfits from the calendar.**
Note: Must be delivered to address in Portland, OR.
Prepare to have all of your meals improved greatly. Don't know what type of wine to pair with your breakfast? Tyler can help!
You'll get the calendar, you'll get the stickers, you'll get the poster, and you'll get Tyler!*
Tyler will be your personal wine advisor by text! For one week, you get to tap into Tyler's head grapes and get personalized wine recommendations whenever you need them. Just text him your meal (or mood), and he'll respond with the best wine for the job.