Tasty Tales is creating short video docs about craft breweries, distilleries & wineries
16

patrons

$57
per month
Hi there, thanks that you found your way here!

• Who we are
We are Johan de Ligt and Alle van der Wal, two Dutch friends that share a passion for filmmaking, but also for anything that tingles our tastebuds. In 2014 we started our YouTube-channel Tasty Tales TV and Tasty Tales website on the theory that wine, beer and distilled spirits might taste good, but will taste even better if you have been to the source where it's produced and know the story behind your drink. Because it's just not possible to visit all these great distilleries, breweries and wineries worldwide, we thought we'd bring them to you in a short video, starting off in our homebase The Netherlands and in neighboring country Belgium.

We had worked together for a few years on several projects, and the plan was for Johan to start Tasty Tales as a side-project while we continued our regular freelance projects. Since Johan would be the only employee and we wouldn't need an office or most things a normal company needs, we'd be able to fund Tasty Tales for a while by investing lots of our spare time and a little extra financial help from a very kind family relative.

Tasty Tales has had a great start and we've developed an enthusiastic following. In the last three years, we've produced over thirty short video docs in our spare time and Tasty Tales has become a seriously time consuming job for us. Like all good things, these videos just take a lot of time to produce. Between research, writing the scripts, filming, editing, etc., each video takes a serious amount of hours to produce and upload.



• The big challenge

We have an enthusiastic following and working on Tasty Tales is the most fun we've ever had doing anything. This should continue for a long time, in some form or another. The idea of "investing lots of our spare time and a little extra financial help from a very kind family relative" was fine for these first years, but it's not sustainable. Our spare time is too little. And one day we will have to refund some money to our kind family relative that, by the way, promised us to stay kind to us, no matter what :) If Tasty Tales is going to go on for a long time, it has to be able to support itself.

We decided we don't want to have ads all over our website www.tastytales.tv. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, so instead we offer companies related to our subjects, to have their logo on our website for a decent price. This helps us a little. Unfortunately we can't do without ads on our YouTube-channel because together with our website it doesn't even get us half of the way to self-sustainability. 

• Our goal
We can go on this way and produce a handful of videos each year in our spare time. But seriously... we would love to pick up the pace and produce many more videos and travel the distance that is required to reach the most important interview subjects. And not just in The Netherlands or Belgium, but also in the rest of Europe and on other continents!

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader... and viewer!

Johan and Alle

Come chat with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest!
Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for wanting to support our work!! You'll get access to our Patron-only feed where we'll post regular updates about our process and future videos! We also hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos. Guilt no more!

  • Acces to our Patron-only feed
  • Absolution for using Adblock
  • Our eternal gratitude
Tasting Flight
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Thanks for getting behind us, you're awesome! Besides access to the Patron-only feed you also get acces to Behind the scenes photos.

  • Behind the scenes photos
  • Plus all previous rewards
See, Swirl, Smell and Sip
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You're supporting us even more, that's awesome, thank you! Besides access to the Patron-only feed and Behind the scenes photos, as above, you'll also receive a high-resolution digital picture by e-mail of the latest winery, distillery or brewery we visited (you tell us your preference).

  • High-resolution digital picture of your favorite winery, distillery or brewery we visited
  • Plus all previous rewards

Master Taster
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you guys so much for the support! We are loving sharing the stories of all these great wineries, breweries and distilleries with you! From now on you can show that you are a Tasty Tales supporter with a shiny sticker and a cool coaster.

  • Tasty Tales sticker 
  • Tasty Tales coaster
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sommelier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Now this is a donation we really appreciate and we will treat it as such by sending you an exclusive Tasty Tales t-shirt, available only for Patrons!

NOTE: we will email you to confirm which shirt size after you pledge, shipments made after 2nd pledge goes through.

  • Exclusive Patron-Only Tasty Tales t-shirt
  • Plus all previous rewards
Advanced Sommelier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, your name or business name will be listed in the end credits of every video that we shoot.

  • Your name or business name in the end credits
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • (minimum two months)
Cellar Master
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This is an awesome donation! It's you who can help us decide where we shoot our next video. We will provide you with a shortlist and will do our utmost to fulfill your request! 

  • You help decide where we shoot our next video
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • (minimum two months)
Master Sommelier
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Our highest level supporter, we are speechless... You understand that producing videos is expensive and we will reward you with an exclusive "thank you/made possible by" with your name or business name in the opening credits.

  • Exclusive opening credits with a "thank you/made possible by" with your name or business name!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$57 of $100 per month
If we're able to reach $100 per month we can cover the gas expenses of the majority of our trips around Holland and Belgium and grab a sandwich on the way.
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Hi there, thanks that you found your way here!

• Who we are
We are Johan de Ligt and Alle van der Wal, two Dutch friends that share a passion for filmmaking, but also for anything that tingles our tastebuds. In 2014 we started our YouTube-channel Tasty Tales TV and Tasty Tales website on the theory that wine, beer and distilled spirits might taste good, but will taste even better if you have been to the source where it's produced and know the story behind your drink. Because it's just not possible to visit all these great distilleries, breweries and wineries worldwide, we thought we'd bring them to you in a short video, starting off in our homebase The Netherlands and in neighboring country Belgium.

We had worked together for a few years on several projects, and the plan was for Johan to start Tasty Tales as a side-project while we continued our regular freelance projects. Since Johan would be the only employee and we wouldn't need an office or most things a normal company needs, we'd be able to fund Tasty Tales for a while by investing lots of our spare time and a little extra financial help from a very kind family relative.

Tasty Tales has had a great start and we've developed an enthusiastic following. In the last three years, we've produced over thirty short video docs in our spare time and Tasty Tales has become a seriously time consuming job for us. Like all good things, these videos just take a lot of time to produce. Between research, writing the scripts, filming, editing, etc., each video takes a serious amount of hours to produce and upload.



• The big challenge

We have an enthusiastic following and working on Tasty Tales is the most fun we've ever had doing anything. This should continue for a long time, in some form or another. The idea of "investing lots of our spare time and a little extra financial help from a very kind family relative" was fine for these first years, but it's not sustainable. Our spare time is too little. And one day we will have to refund some money to our kind family relative that, by the way, promised us to stay kind to us, no matter what :) If Tasty Tales is going to go on for a long time, it has to be able to support itself.

We decided we don't want to have ads all over our website www.tastytales.tv. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, so instead we offer companies related to our subjects, to have their logo on our website for a decent price. This helps us a little. Unfortunately we can't do without ads on our YouTube-channel because together with our website it doesn't even get us half of the way to self-sustainability. 

• Our goal
We can go on this way and produce a handful of videos each year in our spare time. But seriously... we would love to pick up the pace and produce many more videos and travel the distance that is required to reach the most important interview subjects. And not just in The Netherlands or Belgium, but also in the rest of Europe and on other continents!

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader... and viewer!

Johan and Alle

Come chat with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest!

Recent posts by Tasty Tales

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Thank you for wanting to support our work!! You'll get access to our Patron-only feed where we'll post regular updates about our process and future videos! We also hereby give you absolution for using Adblock on our videos. Guilt no more!

  • Acces to our Patron-only feed
  • Absolution for using Adblock
  • Our eternal gratitude
Tasting Flight
$3 or more per month 5 patrons
Thanks for getting behind us, you're awesome! Besides access to the Patron-only feed you also get acces to Behind the scenes photos.

  • Behind the scenes photos
  • Plus all previous rewards
See, Swirl, Smell and Sip
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
You're supporting us even more, that's awesome, thank you! Besides access to the Patron-only feed and Behind the scenes photos, as above, you'll also receive a high-resolution digital picture by e-mail of the latest winery, distillery or brewery we visited (you tell us your preference).

  • High-resolution digital picture of your favorite winery, distillery or brewery we visited
  • Plus all previous rewards

Master Taster
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank you guys so much for the support! We are loving sharing the stories of all these great wineries, breweries and distilleries with you! From now on you can show that you are a Tasty Tales supporter with a shiny sticker and a cool coaster.

  • Tasty Tales sticker 
  • Tasty Tales coaster
  • Plus all previous rewards
Sommelier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Now this is a donation we really appreciate and we will treat it as such by sending you an exclusive Tasty Tales t-shirt, available only for Patrons!

NOTE: we will email you to confirm which shirt size after you pledge, shipments made after 2nd pledge goes through.

  • Exclusive Patron-Only Tasty Tales t-shirt
  • Plus all previous rewards
Advanced Sommelier
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
For as long as you are a Patron at this level, your name or business name will be listed in the end credits of every video that we shoot.

  • Your name or business name in the end credits
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • (minimum two months)
Cellar Master
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This is an awesome donation! It's you who can help us decide where we shoot our next video. We will provide you with a shortlist and will do our utmost to fulfill your request! 

  • You help decide where we shoot our next video
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • (minimum two months)
Master Sommelier
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
Our highest level supporter, we are speechless... You understand that producing videos is expensive and we will reward you with an exclusive "thank you/made possible by" with your name or business name in the opening credits.

  • Exclusive opening credits with a "thank you/made possible by" with your name or business name!
  • Plus all previous rewards