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A wine lounge that educates the mind and the palate, in a refined atmosphere that serves as a community meeting space.
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    High Five

    Donate five to us, and we give you a digital hi-five right back, along with our undying gratitude for your support! Also allows you to follow along with the Kickstarter and automatically subscribes you to our Wine Lab list serve of activities and education for life! What better use of a fiver?

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    Sticker Duo

    A most amazing dyad of adhesive emblems! One sticker of the newly established Wine Lab logo + One sticker of the eminently iconic Plaid Avenger head!

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    Coaster Set

    A stellar set of Blacksburg Wine Lab cork coasters! Save your furniture from nefarious wine ring stains with this set of 4 stylish stain-stopping discs!

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    Plaid Pint Glass

    Become one of the few, the proud, the plaid owners of the most sought after pint glasses in modern drinking history! This donation level scores you a rare Plaid Avenger pint glass, brought out of retirement for this single production, one-time run…and in new and improved blue plaid!

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    Wine Lab Glass Set

    Drink in stemless style! A pair of (2) Blacksburg Wine Lab stemless wine glasses will be yours for this donation level, arriving just in time for all your summertime swirling and sniffing delights!

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    Wine Lab Pocket T-shirt

    Slurp your Chardonnay in fashion style! Blacksburg Wine Lab logo pocket T-shirt. 100% Cotton Pocket T‑shirt

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    Wine Lab “Bacchus Backer” Ringer T-shirt

    Want to be even more Wine Lab fashionably special? Jump up to this donation level to sport this limited run “Bacchus Backer” Blacksburg Wine Lab white T-shirt with maroon ringer neck and sleeves, logo on front and large art on back, designates your special 79 dollar savoir-faire status as an original supporter of the Wine Lab cause. Let everyone know the exclusive role you played in our launch!

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    Wine Lab Decanter

    One of a kind Blacksburg Wine Lab erlenmeyer flask/decanter! This Boyer-designed pouring device is literally not available anywhere else in the world…because he just invented it for the fundraising event!  This special flash measures in standard science units, and is cross-referenced for wine bottle volumes! You can use it to decant, serve, and savor as your guests are wowed by the wonders of wine measurements!

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    Drink This Now! Book

    Personally autographed and inscribed Drink This Now! book by some dude named Boyer. (Put in the notes what you would like written.) Bonus: +1 Blacksburg Wine Lab logo sticker +1 iconic Plaid Avenger head sticker. What better gift to give to the aspiring hipster wine drinker?

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    Reserved Special Table

    Date night special! Have a reserved and fully decked out table waiting for you and 1 other guest, anytime! Fresh flowers, a fake candle, and some culinary treats will await you upon arrival, and you also control the house music while you are there! How romantic, or even bro-mantic: the guest is up to you, but we do the rest.   Please allow 2 hours advanced notice on busy nights. Valid for 12 months after opening day. (wine not included per Kickstarter rules)

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    Plaid Party Set

    Bump it up another plaid notch to the full plaid party set for you beer/cider sippers! New blue Plaid Avenger party pint set includes: 4 glasses, 4 Blacksburg Wine Lab coasters, and 4 Plaid Avenger head stickers! Plaid party on!

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    Podcast Sponsor

    Want to see your name in lights and hear the melodious sound of your own name pipped across a podcast? Then this donation level is for you! We will be producing educational wine podcasts on a regular basis at Blacksburg Wine Lab, and your $233 throw-down will earn you (or your business!) a shout out at the beginning and the end of the podcast itself…but you also get to pick the topic of the talk! Any alcoholic beverage or region or terroir-themed topic is par for the course: you select it, we podcast about it, and everyone knows it all happened because of you! Podcast party on!

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    Wine Lab Swirling Swag Set

    Bump up your wine swirling swag up the the next level with the Blacksburg Wine Lab party set: 4 stemless glasses + 4 Blacksburg Wine Lab coasters + 4 Wine Lab stickers + Wine Lab Flask/Decanter!

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    VIP tickets to our grand opening! 

    Party in style with us on our exclusive closed-to-the-public opening night! Be one of the first to quench your curiously thirst! A good time will most assuredly be had by all!

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    Table-side Special Attention

    A sommelier tasting for you and 3 friends. The general manager will take you through a tour of the wines from the featured region of the month, while Professor Boyer will talk about the terroir, and both will answer any/all questions your group has during the sampling flight.

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    Etched in wood donor plaque

    Your name engraved into reclaimed plank of 100-year old barn wood that will adorn the grand sweeping 50ft long main wall in Wine Lab. Some planks will go directly under the bar area as well, if you prefer. The planks vary in sizes, and your name goes on a bigger plank the more you donate, and your name gets bigger too! $701 Planks start at 6foot long x 6 inch high piece, and increasing up to $1400 for a 12foot x 12inch plank).

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    Secret Garden Sponsor Plaque

    For the avid plant lovers: your name on the Secret Garden Sponsor Plaque. Our outdoor patio area will be converted into Blacksburg hippest urban horticulture haven, with your help! A bronze personalized donor plaque with all donors will adorn the central pillar, and you can also pick a specific large outdoor plant to personally sponsor and have your name planted on! Ha! Pun intended!

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    Secret Garden Party  

    How about an afternoon in the Secret Wine Garden outdoor patio area exclusive for you and up to 15 friends on any Sunday-Thursday. The perfect place to host an event, a meeting, a party, or even a small wedding (preacher not provided)! An exclusive special smattering of snacks will be provided for you an your special crew!

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    "Endowed Chair" Bar Stool Donor Plaque

    Your own personal piece of Blacksburg! We can’t guarantee that your stool will always be available for you when you arrive a Wine Lab, but you will ALWAYS have the bragging rights to that perch since your name (and graduation class, and a pithy saying from you) will be proudly displayed on the back of it for all to see! Need say no more!

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    Exclusive Education Seminar HOUSE CALL

    The Doctor is in! You pick the wine/style/region/beverage/topic of interest for a private party of 20 at your place (within 4 hours of Blacksburg, or you must arrange Wine Lab staff travel), and Professor Boyer and crew will help plan the entire bash from food to wine selections, then show up at the house party to give a talk or two…or just to help facilitate a good time, which is one of his specialties! Requires at least a 3 month heads up to facilitate planning and purchases.

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    BWL Lab Coat; Lifetime VIP Status 

    Custom logo, custom fitted, custom name-embroidered lab coat that gains you lifetime VIP membership to Blacksburg Wine Lab. Lifetime first-access offering of every special tasting event, wine/food pairing dinners, and wine maker lectures. Exclusive free access backstage pass to any super crazy special event speakers we acquire (e.g. Gary Vaynerchuk, Martin Sheen, President Obama…why not shoot for the moon?) for the lifetime of Wine Lab. And a special kick-off party just for the group of lifetime high-rollers.
    Your Lab Coat is also your membership to be a part of our food & beverage team: Haven’t you always wanted to help shape the beverage and food menu at your favorite spot? The lab coat grants you that opportunity! Attend unique distributor tastings and cast a vote for final decisions on which products we select for the coming months. Very exclusive opportunity, and you will be on the list serve that gets invited to these regularly. 
    Also includes the Plaid Party Set, the Swirling Swag Set, the Drink This Now! book, both t-shirts, and, well, what the hell, FREE PARKING as well! (Non-transferrable, although we are open to the Lab Coat being passed down to future generations via a legally verified will)

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