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#1 AlexC

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hey DR Community,

I wanted to let you know about Grape Crate, my new wine business!

We deliver a curated, educational wine box with an app-driven recommendation engine.

That means we pick great wines and package them in a cool-looking Crate, including some painless-to-use instructional material. Then, we let people rate wines quickly and easily on their smart phone, so we can customize their next crate based on what they liked in the last one!

For more information (and to look at my smiling mug), you can read about us at Borderstan and Eat More Drink More! Plus, you can check out our website at www.grapecrate.com and feel free to ask questions here or email me at alex@grapecrate.com!

If you want to stay connected, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our email list via the website.

Also, please buy two or three crates for everyone you know. Sales close on Dec 10.

Thanks,

Alex
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Have to admit, I had no idea what you were talking about with the above description. Went the the website www.grapecrate.com and looked like a great idea. Signed up; release the ninjas :ph34r:

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:37 PM

Well, shit. My design firm is really gonna like to hear that. Thanks so much for you order! Can't wait to hear what you think about your wines.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Hey DR Community,

I wanted to let you know about Grape Crate, my new wine business!

We deliver a curated, educational wine box with an app-driven recommendation engine.

That means we pick great wines and package them in a cool-looking Crate, including some painless-to-use instructional material. Then, we let people rate wines quickly and easily on their smart phone, so we can customize their next crate based on what they liked in the last one!


Alex,
Not to worry. I was confused about the bolded statements above. Once I went to your site, it made perfect sense. I like the concept.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:00 AM

Best of luck to Alex today as he scurries about the city delivering boxes of vinous Holiday Cheer! Hope your beta test goes well

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:02 PM

Just saw this thread and I would love to give it a try for the pretty-much-in-laws in the future. Two questions: it possible to specify likes/dislikes, and is it possible to just get one crate? As an explanation, the PMIL visit a couple times a year and my job is to get wine for each visit. I try to expand their palates beyond their usual preferences and this may be the perfect way to experiment beyond visiting my go-to wine stores.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Brian -- thanks again for being one of my first customers! Finally done with delivery and only have a few stragglers who need to pick up. What a freaking battle, what an awesome ride, can't wait to blow this thing out! Hope you love the experience.

Lovehockey -- Happy to talk custom Crates! Shoot me an email at alex@grapecrate.com.

Alex






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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

Has anything been happening since the New Year?  The website is somewhat skeletal, and Facebook posts stopped a while back.  I gave my information, signed up for updates, and it took me right back to the webpage with no links on it. 



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Has anything been happening since the New Year?  The website is somewhat skeletal, and Facebook posts stopped a while back.  I gave my information, signed up for updates, and it took me right back to the webpage with no links on it. 

 

Ditto.

 

My wines did not make it to 2013. Was I supposed to rate them on an app or website?


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

Got my first crate yesterday - so very excited to try all of the wines, as they are, with a few exceptions, very different from what I would buy if left to my own devices.  The packaging is really awesome - the box gives all kinds of information about each bottle, including refrigeration and food pairing suggestions.  Also, they pre-printed labels with some additional "learnin'" about each wine, so you can stick them on the bottles if you so desire (they can't do it themselves due to FDA regulations, it seems).  They also included a couple of gift bags, in case you are going to be bringing any of the bottles to parties/dinners - very very thoughtful.

 

My only issue so far has been the app - I have not been able to get in at all.  Alex is working on it (he has been very responsive throughout the ordering/delivery process), so hopefully the technology issue will be resolved soon and I can start rating the wines.  In the meantime, I'll just write my notes in an old-school journal - definitely not going to wait to start drinking.  :P


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

Was just thinking about Grape Crate today, for some reason - after our first crate, which we loved, we never heard anything else.  My computer also won't let me get past the main website (in other words, when I click "Order a grape crate," it poops out and won't let me go further).  Anyone know what happened?


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

Was just thinking about Grape Crate today, for some reason - after our first crate, which we loved, we never heard anything else.  My computer also won't let me get past the main website (in other words, when I click "Order a grape crate," it poops out and won't let me go further).  Anyone know what happened?

 

I just checked - it's probably your security settings, as their SSL certificate has expired.


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