One year ago today, WineHive was brought to life on Kickstarter by you, the generous backers and supporters. You helped raise over 4x the necessary funds to launch WineHive into production, so I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this past year, share with you some exciting updates and future plans for WineHive, and most importantly thank you for all of your support:
Here's a quick recap of some big events since WineHive was officially born on Kickstarter on April 19th, 2012:
Fulfilling Kickstarter orders -- my anodizing factory helped me pack and ship thousands of WineHive parts all over the globe!
Still working on Antarctica sales. They drink wine down there right?
DIY Network featured WineHive on an episode of their hit show I Want That.
Audi Magazine featured WineHive in their 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
Wine & Spirits Magazine featured WineHive in their March 2013 print article and on their website about Kickstarter-funded wine accessories.
Black Satin Anodize finish was introduced.
Chilled Magazine featured WineHive in their Cool Products section on their website, and will also be featuring WineHive in their Spring 2013 print issue.
I built a ridiculous 400-bottle WineHive wall, which was quickly one-upped by Kevin's LED-backlit installation:
Well done Kevin. Here are a few retailers that are now carrying WineHive:
Mostly online retailers, but I'm also working with wineries, retailers, and distributors around the world to bring WineHive everywhere, including brick-and-mortar locations.
Can't forget about the local mom-and-pop shops such as Hipster Home right here in Philadelphia, who is now proudly selling the Philadelphia-designed and manufactured WineHive:
I recently submitted WineHive to the 2013 Core77 Design Awards, fingers crossed!
I plan to send another update in the upcoming weeks, as I'll be launching a new website, a new size offering, a new photo shoot at the high-end kitchen manufacturer Balthaup, a wall mount kit, and a glass table top just to name a few!
I really appreciate all of your support during this past year, and look out for another update soon!