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Drink wine at a concert, ballgame, or pool without compromising on taste, quality, or experience. REUSE or RECYCLE at a price this low!
Drink wine at a concert, ballgame, or pool without compromising on taste, quality, or experience. REUSE or RECYCLE at a price this low!
Drink wine at a concert, ballgame, or pool without compromising on taste, quality, or experience. REUSE or RECYCLE at a price this low!
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HaloVino: Shatterproof, Stackable, Stemless Wine Glass

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HaloVino™ glasses are the world's first shatterproof, stemless wine glasses retailing under $1.00. 

Stay up to date on our developments after our Kickstarter campaign ends at 11:59 PM, December 7, 2015, by visiting www.halovino.com

 At this low price, you can RECYCLE or REUSE them. 

Recycle or Reuse (Dishwasher Safe)
Recycle or Reuse (Dishwasher Safe)

HaloVino™’s patent-pending two-piece design snaps easily together for a water-tight seal, and a Halo-like effect around the center of a stemless wine glass. 

Audible "snap"  indicates glass is sealed.
Audible "snap" indicates glass is sealed.

Its two-piece design allows for amazing stacking efficiency!

This unmatched design allows up to ten HaloVinoTM glasses to stack more efficiently than just two from market leader, Govino®.
This unmatched design allows up to ten HaloVinoTM glasses to stack more efficiently than just two from market leader, Govino®.

With 3 days left, we've got BIG news!

For weeks, we've been working in stealth mode on a super cool "add on" for HaloVino glasses, in case I couldn't get it to work. BUT on OUR LAST BUSINESS DAY OF THE CAMPAIGN... the prototypes arrived from CHINA...

With JUST 3 days left on our campaign, our super cool ADD ONS arrived from China!
With JUST 3 days left on our campaign, our super cool ADD ONS arrived from China!

And WOW is it COOL... The HALO can now GLOW in the DARK!

HaloVino glasses can now GLOW! These photos have not been retouched or filtered in ANY way.
HaloVino glasses can now GLOW! These photos have not been retouched or filtered in ANY way.

If we can surpass $29,00 during our last three days, everyone above $30 pledge gets a FREE reusable GLOW IN THE DARK HALOCORD with their pledge.

***Backers can also add $15 to an existing pledge for a pack of 12.

THE PROBLEM 

With wine consumption on the rise, wine drinkers increasingly struggle to find appropriate drink ware where glass is not permitted (i.e. stadiums, picnics, concerts, pools, camping, backyards, etc).

Drinking wine out of a conventional plastic cup is no longer acceptable for the casual, sophisticated wine drinker... and not for snobbery, but rather frugality. Simple science dictates that…

"A $15-wine smells & tastes like a $5-wine in a wide-rimmed glass."

When aromatic intensity is compromised, taste is compromised and perception of quality significantly reduced.


THE SOLUTION

Almost two years ago, I set out to invent a wine glass that would allow wine drinkers to enjoy wine wherever alcohol was served, without having to compromise on taste or quality of experience. To accomplish this, my wine glass had to have four characteristics...

Shatter-proof 

HaloVino™ glasses can be used anywhere alcohol is served because it is made of a shatterproof, BPA-Free, ultra-clarified food-grade polymer.

Goblet-Shaped for Optimal Wine Taste 

Traditional wine glassware is best for wine consumption at home or a restaurant, but when glass is not permitted, nor desirable, the current options, mainly plastic cups, make otherwise good-valued wine, taste cheap, and non-glass events, messy.

Current inexpensive shatterproof options have wide rims and are often small, resulting in poor taste and spilled wine.
Current inexpensive shatterproof options have wide rims and are often small, resulting in poor taste and spilled wine.

The wide rimmed plastic cups dilute intensity of aromas, reducing perceived quality, while Halovino™ drinkware’s goblet shape and narrow rim funnels the aromas toward the nose, accentuating wine aroma and perceived quality. 

A rim wider than its base, dilutes aromas, while a rim narrower than its base, intensifies aromas
A rim wider than its base, dilutes aromas, while a rim narrower than its base, intensifies aromas

Non-glass venues, such as concerts, sporting events, pools, picnics, boating, camping and outdoor parties, are especially spill-prone with more movement (i.e., standing, walking, boating, cheering, etc.) than a traditional table setting.  

Halovino™ drinkware’s added “head space” above the wine, made possible by the open top lid, results in less spills.

With added "head space" and a low center of gravity, spills are minimized.
With added "head space" and a low center of gravity, spills are minimized.

Space-Saving Stacking 

Non-glass events and venues often have space limitations, whether it is a cooler, backpack or purse on a boat, in a tent or in the trunk of a car.

HaloVino™ glasses stack and nest so tightly that a sleeve of 12 HaloVino™ glasses occupy less shelf space than a bottle of wine (less than 12 inches high), while traditional stemless wine glasses, with their narrow rims and wide bases, occupy four times as much space! 

Cost-Saving (Disposable) Price

All other shatterproof goblet-shaped alternatives in the market cost at least double and up to twenty times the retail price of HaloVino™ glassware.

Current shatterproof goblet-shaped options cost at least two, four, even 20 or more times the price of HaloVino
Current shatterproof goblet-shaped options cost at least two, four, even 20 or more times the price of HaloVino

Halovino™ drinkware is the ONLY shatterproof, goblet-shaped wine glasses, retailing for under $1.00. 

At this low price, you can feel good about REUSING or RECYCLING your glass.

This Kickstarter campaign will be the ONLY retail opportunity to purchase these glasses until 2017. We plan to place the glasses in select stadiums in 2016 before developing the retail market the following year. We hope you become a backer so you are well-stocked for all your outdoor wine drinking needs in 2016!

Please help us bring HaloVino™ glassware to market by becoming a backer, and sharing this with your friends and family on Facebook and other social media.

Our Story

Two years ago, shortly after being asked to present wines at an event with no access to glassware, I slumped into a rocker to feed my 3-month old.

I was exhausted. With a newborn and a three year old, I was still running my wine business. The thought of lugging and cleaning hundreds of glasses gave me morning sickness all over again. The alternative of serving good-valued wine in plastic cups, however, seemed equally unappealing.

As I sat there feeding Roger, I became frustrated, thinking, “there’s got to be a better way.” Hoping Roger would fall asleep, I sat quietly and started to mentally construct the perfect wine glass for non-glass venues. HaloVino™ was born.

I have been immersed in the wine business for over a decade, but had never once explored developing a shatterproof wine glass, until I found myself the working mother of two young kids. My heightened need for efficiency at work coupled with nursing my baby, supplied just the right mix of desperation for change and quiet time for contemplation. Roger’s presence created the “perfect storm” for HaloVino™’s creation.

About a year into product development, Roger started experiencing neurological problems. My life, including any work on HaloVino™, came to a halt for about six months, as he underwent a battery of test to rule out cancer, tumors, strokes, meningitis and other imminently fatal causes. MRIs, CT scans, Xrays, spinal taps, ultrasounds, doctor visits, hospital stays, blood tests… all on this little body that just a month ago was thriving. 

At one especially low point, as we paced the hospital hallways while they scanned Roger’s tiny sedated 16-month body for tumors, I promised myself that if Roger became well enough for me to return to and successfully launch HaloVino™ into the market, I would show my gratitude by pledging a significant portion of our profits to improving the lives of children with cancer and debilitating genetic diseases. Having only experienced a fraction of what already too many families suffer, I became determined to shine light on the lives of sick children, and “Fill Roger’s Cup” to the brim with proceeds from a successful HaloVino™ business.

About six months ago, we found out Roger has an extremely rare genetic disorder. Although Roger still experiences neurological challenges on a daily basis, he was well enough for me to return to developing HaloVino™ glassware. The anticipated joy of making a difference in a cause so dear to me, all while working on a product that I love, believe in, and for which I see such a need, has been the motivation to continue on when the work seemed insurmountable and life, overwhelming.

Please help me make HaloVino™ glassware a success, by simply enjoying wine in your favorite non-glass venues with HaloVino™ glassware. Each purchase will contribute to improving the lives and prognoses of sick children one glass of wine at a time! Thank you for your support!

Production Timeline

I have spent the better part of the last two years developing the perfect design, and establishing solid relationships for tooling and manufacturing.

We have spent thousands of dollars perfecting the design with 3D protoypes before tooling to avoid any lengthy delays.
We have spent thousands of dollars perfecting the design with 3D protoypes before tooling to avoid any lengthy delays.

After seven 3-D printed prototypes, we have finalized the design, are ready to complete the tooling, and start US-based manufacturing of HaloVino™ glassware NOW.

Below is a conservative production timeline. I will be entirely transparent and forthcoming regarding our progress throughout the process.

Risks and challenges

SLIGHT AESTHETIC and FUNCTIONAL UPGRADES
What you are seeing are prototypes, so please expect the final product to be slightly different. Even as the Kickstarter campaign is ongoing, we continue to make aesthetic upgrades to the cup, such as the premeasured 3, 4, 5 and 6-oz fill lines, which will also serve to improve grip and aesthetics.

POSSIBLE DELAYS
Building even simple plastic items is a detailed process requiring 3D modeling, precise tooling, modifications to the molds and constant edits. We have spent thousands of dollars on printing seven three-dimensional prototypes to avoid any delay during tooling and molding; however, some modifications are not foreseeable until we make the mold. We feel strongly functionality will not be affected, but delays are a possibility.

COMMUNICATION WITH BACKERS
We pledge to communicate with our backers on a regular and timely basis in a completely transparent manner throughout the entire process.

KICKSTARTER and “BACKERS” EXPECTATIONS
Finally, please remember, Kickstarter campaigns are not online stores, but rather a way to invest in the development and execution of novel ideas.

Thank you for supporting HaloVino™ glassware! We couldn’t do this without you!

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    SIPPY CUP
    Your pledge gets us closer to donating 20% of profits for childhood cancer & genetic disorders. Read OUR STORY below to learn why. Roger (with my help) will send you a thank you note!

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    WINE SCHOOL
    - 6 weekly live, online wine classes to air Wednesday evenings
    - Classes start Jan 2016 & live classes will be recorded for later viewing
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    - Great wine gift! You can print e-certificate to gift for holidays 2015

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    PATIO POUNDERS
    - 1 sleeve of 12 reusable HaloVino glasses
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    WINE & CHEESE
    - 1 sleeve of 12 reusable HaloVino glasses
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    - Cheeses of Wisconsin book autographed by author, Jeanette Hurt (MSRP $19.95)
    - Upon request, book can arrive Dec 2015

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    DIY WINE PARTY
    - 4 sleeves of HaloVino glasses (48 total)
    - Includes WINE SCHOOL Reward Level
    - DIY Wine Tasting (DIYN) Party Kit, including instructions, tips, wine recommendations, recipes, handouts and placemats for your own wine tasting party using HaloVino glasses
    - Perfect for showers, book and wine clubs, and shopping parties

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    SOMMELIER WINE PARTY
    - 5 sleeves of HaloVino glasses (60 total)
    - Includes WINE SCHOOL Reward Level
    - DIY Wine Tasting (DIYN) Party Kit, including instructions, tips, wine recommendations, recipes, handouts and placemats for your own wine tasting party using HaloVino glasses
    - Jessica Bell, as your Sommelier, will provide (via email or phone) a personalized consultation and wine recommendations (5-7 wines) for you and/or your party based on your interests and budget
    - Consultation includes write up of wines, tasting notes, prices and where to purchase them
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    MASTER CLASS
    Enjoy an extravagant five course meal with pairings for two with Jessica Bell, inventor of HaloVino, former sommelier, and TV food show host, at Bavette, one of Milwaukee's top restaurants. A great holiday gift for the gourmand in your life. Upon request, e-certificate can be issued to print and gift for holidays.

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    VIP TAILGATE
    You and three friends will receive 4 sleeves of HaloVino glasses and a tailgate pack of gourmet sandwiches or burgers (if you prefer to grill your own), sides and drinks from Bavette Restaurant of Milwaukee to be enjoyed just outside the main gate in VIP parking. You will then sit fourth row between home and third (Face value $110/ticket) in earshot of the other team, and have access to all VIP stadium areas. Go Brewers!

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    HOUSE WINE PARTY
    Jessica Bell, inventor of HaloVino and host of two-time Emmy nominated TV show, will come to you to teach a wine class for up to 11 of your closest friends. Includes 2 hours of instruction, supplies, light food & twelve sleeves of HaloVino glasses, as a parting gift for your guests. Limited to the metro Milwaukee and Madison areas. Can be gifted for the holidays 2015.

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