Nashville Company Boxes Up Charleston

batchA new Southern subscription gift box service hasn’t yet revealed which items it plans to include in its Charleston-themed shipment, but the five “locally-made goods (which) define a sense of place” are selling for $40.

Batch, based in Nashville, monthly sends out a box of “food, drink, and other hand-crafted items” from a Southern city. The six-month schedule starts in April with Nashville, followed by Charleston; Atlanta; New Orleans; Birmingham and Austin.

Previous boxes, which circulated locally in Nashville, included honey, oatmeal and laundry products.

Each box is $40; a six-month subscription costs $240.

Wine Awesomeness Opening Shop on Spring Street

Wine Awesomeness, the millennial-focused wine subscription club which opened its first small office above The Gin Joint, is bringing its online retail concept to a Spring Street storefront.

For the past two years, the outfit has sold its curated monthly wine packages – which arrive complete with tasting notes, recipes and suggestions for music pairings – via its website. The program has acquired subscribers in 40 states. (The Wine Awesomeness team has also stayed busy throwing parties and hawking a rose developed in partnership with Naomi Watts’ brother, Ben Watts. But that’s another story.)

“Now we’re going to start playing around with bricks-and-mortar,” says Logan Lee, Wine Awesomeness’ CEO. “Our vision is the real world experience of what the website is like.” Continue reading

PURE’s Patron Dining Program Returns for Second Season

Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino

A dining discount program available to PURE Theater full-season subscribers is returning for an encore performance.

After a successful debut run last season, the Patron Dining Program is again being listed among the benefits offered to theatergoers who purchase the $200, six-ticket flex package. Participants are eligible for deals on the same nights they attend shows: According to the program’s developer, board member Terry Fox, the deals “differ by establishment, and range from 25 percent discounts on meal and drink to specialty cocktail and appetizer combos.” Continue reading