Corked Bat Collection Launched in Las Vegas
On Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the ASD/AMD Gift Show in Las Vegas, Charity Hop launched their new Corked Bat Collection. The Corked Bat Collection are wine decanters shaped to the size of a regulation baseball bat. Each bat holds exactly 750ml of wine, the amount of a standard bottle of wine. The bat is then corked and can be stored for display. The bat is equally as elegant when displayed empty.
Baseball fans knows that a corked bat is a modified baseball bat filled with cork to make the bat lighter without losing much power. A lighter bat gives a hitter a quicker swing and may improve the hitter’s timing. During the prior two years, Charity Hop founders had helped their Charity Wines client release about 20 baseball themed wines for MLB athletes ranging from David Ortiz to Ken Griffey, Jr. The founders felt that if consumers had a baseball-themed method to display their wine, it would add to the uniqueness of the experience. There was hesitation in the “Corked Bat” naming, as “corked wine” is an industry term for wine that has gone bad. However, Charity Hop felt that the clever naming was part of the novelty. After more than a year of development, the patented Corked Bat Collection has become available to wholesalers and retailers.
“We intend to use the Gift Show in Las Vegas to sell to retailers,” informed Brett Rudy, Co-Founder of Charity Hop. “Based on what is ordered at this show, we will know how many bats we need to go into production with. Charity Wines sold 700,000 bottles of baseball wines in 7 markets across the United States, so it will be fun to see what this product can do once offered nationally, or even globally.”
In addition to storing wine, Corked Bats can be used to hold candies, such as jelly beans or M&M’s. Customization is also available for larger retail orders, as well as for businesses who wish Corked Bats as corporate gifts. The Corked Bat Collection is expected to be available in retail stores late-Summer with a retail price around $99.
For more information, please visit: The Corked Bat Collection.
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