Nobody can say that The Vino Van is nothing but versatile! Our recent involvement at a product launch for an exciting new cider company proved to be a lot of fun, and it tested our bar-keeping skills somewhat, too.
Pipewell Hall is generally considered to be one of the best wedding venues in Northamptonshire and is home to Shawn and Trudie Baker. The couple, who provide wedding venue management at the stunning Grade II listed mansion, have also been extremely busy lately with the development of Bad Boy artisan cider and the launch of its sister product, Bad Bitch.
We were invited to the launch to help Shawn and Trudie create a memorable and quirky event that people would talk about and remember. Memorable and quirky we can do!
Bad Boy artisan cider is already getting all the right attention on the market, but its Bad Bitch that is now taking a turn in the spotlight. Aimed at the hen party market, the cider, like Bad Boy, is made on site at Pipewell Hall. It is deliberately cloudy and made from a single variety of apple – Dabinett, currently sourced in Hertfordshire, though Shawn would like to source a more local supplier in the future.
On the day we welcomed guests to the launch with drinks to get the party started and we were more than happy to wear Bad Bitch branded t-shirts while we did so. Although The Vino Van has a distinctive personality of its own we’ve always offered the prosecco van out as an extension to any branded event, using host’s individual banners and collateral to complement the event. The van looked great with the Bad Bitch banner displayed outside and it was agreed that we are a pretty good match.
Welcome drinks were followed by a talk by Shawn, who told the story of the brand so far. It was inspiring and interesting to hear how passionate both he and Trudie are about their craft still cider and particularly the new addition of Bad Bitch.
The launch of Bad Bitch is exactly the kind of event that we love to get involved in. We’ve always done everything we can to make sure any function we’re part of runs smoothly. On this occasion that meant rolling up our sleeves and mucking in behind the cider bar. Situated in the cellar of the house, the bar had been set up especially for the launch and was the perfect place to continue the party.
For us it was great to show how adaptable The Vino Van is and how much fun it can be to pair up and collaborate with another local business.
We wish Shawn and Trudie every success with Bad Boy and Bad Bitch craft ciders and look forward to working with them again. Can we keep the t-shirts? Please?!
If you’d like The Vino Van at your event then contact us for a chat.