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Effective, Elegant and Easy-to-Use wine preservation glassware.

Find out more and follow our progress at:

                                    www.savinowine.com

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Inspiration for Savino:

Fifteen years ago I opened our refrigerator to find a glass of wine sitting on the top shelf.  When I asked my wife why she put a glass of wine in the refrigerator she responded, "I wanted to preserve it for later."  And so began my journey to bring her Savino.

Effective, Elegant and Easy-to-Use
Effective, Elegant and Easy-to-Use

"The Tyranny of the 750"

As the years went by I often found myself conflicted when I wanted a glass of wine.  I knew that if I opened a new bottle I would feel the pressure to drink more than I wanted or end up throwing good wine down the drain -- the tyranny of the 750

I tried almost every wine preservation solution available.  Virtually every solution on the market attempts to control the environment of a wine bottle by either removing air (manual or mechanical vacuum) or adding something (marbles, balloons, inert gas, etc.) to the wine bottle.  I wondered, instead of trying to control the environment of a wine bottle, what if we put the wine in a new environment? 

Michael Liebowitz & Suzanne Nason reviewing early sketches of Savino
Michael Liebowitz & Suzanne Nason reviewing early sketches of Savino

Creating a Great Product:

Great products begin with a great consumer experience, and this was our goal from the very first design meeting.  We set out to create a product that was effective, elegant and easy-to-use.... and we succeeded.       

A beautiful wine preservation & serving solution
A beautiful wine preservation & serving solution

Savino is Effective:

We conducted nearly a dozen blind taste tests of red and white wines from around the world.  In each test we preserved open bottles of wine with several different wine preservation systems and then waited up to 16 days before tasting the preserved wines and comparing them to a newly opened bottle of the same wine.  In every test, the majority of consumers picked Savino as the preservation system that did the best job of preserving the original characteristics of the wine.

Design & Function:

Being a great wine preservation solution was not enough.  We also made sure Savino is elegant and extremely easy-to-use. We focused on every detail that matters to us and dozens of wine lovers we interviewed, including a drip free rim, a top that prevents accidental spills, the capacity to hold 750ml of wine and a design that easily fits in your hand for pouring and in most refrigerators for storing.  We then package all of this beauty and function into a gorgeous retail package so the consumer has a great experience from the very beginning.

Savino comes in a gorgeous retail box
Savino comes in a gorgeous retail box

Limited Editions:

We have created two limited edition Savinos just for Kickstarter.   First, you can choose to purchase one of the first 100 Savino's manufactured.  These Savinos will be laser signed and numbered acknowledging you as one of the first 100 people in the world to own a Savino.

The second is a matte black version of the Savino.  This is the same beautifully manufactured Savino but will come to you in beautiful matte black so you can display both your love of wine and your modern edge at the same time. 

Black Matte Savino
Black Matte Savino

Specifications and Production Plan:

Each Savino is made of high grade flint glass and food grade plastic and silicon.   Each Savino is about ten inches tall with a three inch diameter and holds 750ml of wine.  

We have assembled an amazing team of designers and commercialization experts with over 50 years of experience bringing new products to life.  Our team has engaged with glass, plastic and packaging manufacturers and we will use the proceeds from our Kickstarter campaign to complete the purchase of the required tooling and begin production by January 2013.

What's Included:

When you order a Savino you will receive one carafe, one oxygen limiting float and one sealing top.  The three piece system is packaged in a gorgeous retail box.

Giving Savino as a Gift:

There are three beautiful Savino cards to our website at www.savinowine.com/give. With these Savino cards, its as easy as 1-2-3 to give the perfect gift for the holidays, a birthday or any other special occasion from a house warming to New Years. Here's what you do:

1) After you have ordered a Savino to give as a gift (see FAQ "Can I order more than one Savino?"), simply download the perfect card from savinowine.com/give.

2) Then, print the card, or send it electronically, to tell that very special person in your life that they too will be one of the first people in the world to own a Savino.

3) When you receive the Kickstarter backer survey at the end of the campaign, indicate that one or more of the Savinos purchased are gifts and then provide the recipient’s mailing address and we will mail the Savino directly to the gift recipient (or if you prefer we can mail the Savino to you and you can deliver it directly to the recipient).

Stretch Goals

The response to Savino has been incredible, thank you.  We have just introduced two two stretch goals for this campaign 

Goal #1: Laser Engraved Savino

If we meet or exceed $100,000, every backer will have the option of having their Savino(s) laser engraved with a single letter of their choosing. (Laser engraving is NOT required but will be an option for you to choose if we achieve Goal #1).

Goal #2: Savino Custom Wine Glasses 

Custom Wine Glasses by Michael Liebowitz
Custom Wine Glasses by Michael Liebowitz

If we meet or exceed $250,000, every backer*  will receive two custom Savino wine glasses. In addition, for every $45 pledged (not including shipping) above your original backer level, you will receive two additional wine glasses.

I hope you are as excited about Savino and these stretch goals and rewards as I am – we tried to create something unique and original to try and convey how much we appreciate your support.

More information on the stetch goals and rewards  is available in this Backer Update:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842583253/savino-todays-wine-tomorrow/posts/346063 

Thank you!

We appreciate your support and together we can bring Savino to your table and end the tyranny of the 750 in style.

Scott Tavenner, Michael Liebowitz & Suzanne Nason

* To be eligible for the stretch goals / rewards a backer must pre-order a Savino

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Manufacturing Savinos requires a multifaceted supply chain including glass, plastic and packaging manufacturers and logistics companies. We have built a team with nearly 50 years of product development and commercialization experience and have engaged the suppliers required to bring Savino to you. A final set of manufacturing partners is not yet complete.

Savino is a breakthrough product that requires each manufacturer to build new tooling to support this innovation. No challenges in manufacturing Savino at scale have been identified to date. It is possible that as that unforeseen challenges could delay the initial delivery date.

Finally, if we are wildly successful with our Kickstarter campaign...our fingers and toes are crossed.... then we may have to create multi-cavity tooling sets which could increase the time it takes to bring Savino to you.

FAQ

  • International shipping is actually $30 per Savino. I cannot change the pricing in Kickstarter so you have two options:

    1. Signify to Kickstarter that you are an international backer and your pledge will automatically be increased by $50. Once the project is complete, I will issue you a refund of $20 to make the net shipping charge $30 for each Savino.

    2. Signify to KickStarter that you are located in the US, add $30 to your total pledge and then signify this when I send out the backer survey. I will make either way work for you as I am trying to work with the current tool set offered by KS.

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  • If you live in Canada, your shipping cost will be $15 BUT it's not going to be straight forward. I can only apply one rate for international shipping...Kickstarter product people I hope this is on your roadmap....so the rate if set at $50. Obviously, $50 is greater than $15 so if you live in Canada we will issue a $35 credit to you to bring your actual shipping cost back down to $15.

    Another alternative is for you to add $15 to a US pledge and when the backer survey comes out let me know you live in Canada.

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  • Yes. If you would like to order more than one Savino increase your overall pledge to accommodate the number of Savinos you would like to order. For example, if you are at the $35 price level, and you would like to order 4 Savinos then you would increase your total pledge to $140 ($35 x 4 = $140).

    This does not apply to the Limited Edition versions and currently non-US based backers will have to pay shipping on each Savino.

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  • Currently the cost of shipping is free to backers in the USA, $15 to backers in Canada and $30 to backers in every other country. This shipping fee is per Savino so every Savino shipped to a Non-US address will be charged a shipping fee ($15 for Canada and $30 for all other countries).

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  • Yes...and no. We will not be shipping product in time for the Holidays but we have created some fantastic Savino gift cards that you can download and print or send electronically.

    The cards are available at www.savinowine.com/give

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  • We have added three beautiful Savino cards to our website at http://www.savinowine.com/give. With these Savino cards, its as easy as 1-2-3 to give the perfect gift for the holidays, a birthday or any other special occasion from a house warming to New Years. Here's what you do:

    1) After you have ordered a Savino to give as a gift, simply download the perfect card from http://savinowine.com/give.

    2) Then, print the card, or send it electronically, to tell that very special person in your life that they too will be one of the first people in the world to own a Savino.

    3) When you receive the Kickstarter backer survey at the end of the campaign, indicate that one or more of the Savinos purchased are gifts and then provide the recipient’s mailing address and we will mail the Savino directly to the gift recipient (or if you prefer we can mail the Savino to you and you can deliver it directly to the recipient).

    This way the special people in your life get to enjoy the beautiful Savino gift card, the anticipation of receiving their Savino and then the Savino itself in the beginning of 2013 – it is like 3 gifts in one (...alright, maybe that is a stretch but you get the idea…).

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