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Harvest from the Perspective of Winemaker's Wife and Marketing Director

by Jana on October 10, 2012

Every year at harvest time, since we started our company eight years ago, I get this overwhelming feeling as I watch my husband, Scott, working his heart out--15 to 18 hour days, bringing in grapes. All I can think is "How are we ever going to sell all this wine?!" Yet, year after year, after Scott has transformed the grapes into wine, we get such wonderful, heart-warming responses from reviewers and customers alike. And lucky us, every year, we find ourselves sold out of wine!

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More Than Just A Pretty Label

by Monica Bennion on August 06, 2012

What is the first thing that catches your eye when making a decision on buying a wine? Overwhelmingly, the answer is "the label". Some labels are fun and fanciful with catchy names and quirky pictures, while others are more refined and classic, with elegant fonts and an air of sophistication.

With tens of thousands of wine labels in the marketplace, they all have one thing in common; they are regulated by the government. The label on a wine bottle is full of legal and government requirements as mandated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). These requirements have been established to protect the consumer and to give them more information when choosing a wine. There are a few mandatory words or statements that must be on every bottle, while other words or statements are added at the discretion of the winery.

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Why Screw Tops Are...Well...Tops!

by Monica Bennion on June 13, 2012

Wine is a multi-dimensional creature, with a lot of different characteristics and nuances. Some wines are sculpted to be romantic, sultry and seductive, where others are crafted to be playful, easy-going and fit in with any crowd. While this describes what may be inside the bottle, what about that first impression? How does the wine bottle look? Is the label fancy or fanciful? Does the description entice thoughts of a candlelight dinner or a backyard barbecue? And what about the closure? Is it a traditional cork closure or the new wave screw top? This last question is one in particular that has been long debated among winemakers and consumers.

While there is something to be said about the magic and romance of carefully peeling off the foil, and gently uncorking a nice bottle of wine for a special occasion, there is just as much to be said about the fun-loving, "grab and go" bottle with a screw top. Below we have some great reasons why we think screw tops are great!

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California Wines On Their Way To Africa For The First Time

by Connie on May 28, 2012

Africa?, you say. You might be surprised to know that Africa has eight countries with a higher GDP per capita than China and 15 higher than India. With its burgeoning middle class, Africa offers vast potential. It was noted by an April A.P. news report that seven of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world are countries in Africa. Nairobi, Kenya is at the center of the action and has become one of the most important economic and political centers in Africa. The third largest UN facility in the world is in Nairobi as are every international organization.

Some of the areas where Scott Harvey Wines is exporting in Africa

Scott Harvey Wines has increased their international presence in the worldwide marketplace with a recent sales trip to Eastern Central Africa by CWC (Creative Wine Concepts--our corporate name) shareholders Connie and Bill Schlelein. Six of Scott's wines were introduced into Kenya and Tanzania in April 2012.Vineyard 1869, Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel, Red and White blends of One Last Kiss, and two dessert wines, Forte and Angel Eis.

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A Year to Share!

by Monica Bennion on January 12, 2012

Less than a year ago we embarked on a journey of creating a new and interactive website, which was successfully launched in April 2011. As with any new and exciting software expedition, part of the fun has been learning all of the functions and features available, and then utilizing them to help better your experience as a valued customer. Below, we present some of our favorite features and functions, and invite you to share with us, and fellow Scott Harvey Wines fans, your thoughts, comments and opinions.

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September is California Wine Month

by Monica Bennion on September 15, 2011

Raise a glass and join us in celebrating California Wine Month! In a tribute to the harvest season and the flourishing multi-billion dollar wine-industry, 2011 marks the seventh year that September has been proclaimed California Wine Month. In this article we feature some interesting facts about California's wines, its regions and the economic effect of the industry.

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Harvest from the Perspective of Winemaker's Wife and Marketing Director

October 10, 2012

Every year at harvest time, since we started our company eight years ago, I get this overwhelming feeling as I watch my husband, Scott, working his heart out--15 to 18 hour days, bringing in grapes. All I can think is "How are we ever going to sell all this wine?!" Yet, year after year, after Scott has transformed...

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More Than Just A Pretty Label

August 06, 2012

What is the first thing that catches your eye when making a decision on buying a wine? Overwhelmingly, the answer is "the label". Some labels are fun and fanciful with catchy names and quirky pictures, while others are more refined and classic, with elegant fonts and an air of sophistication.

With tens of thousands...

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Why Screw Tops Are...Well...Tops!

June 13, 2012

Wine is a multi-dimensional creature, with a lot of different characteristics and nuances. Some wines are sculpted to be romantic, sultry and seductive, where others are crafted to be playful, easy-going and fit in with any crowd. While this describes what may be inside the bottle, what about that first impression?...

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California Wines On Their Way To Africa For The First Time

May 28, 2012

Africa?, you say. You might be surprised to know that Africa has eight countries with a higher GDP per capita than China and 15 higher than India. With its burgeoning middle class, Africa offers vast potential. It was noted by an April A.P. news report that seven of the top ten fastest growing economies in the...

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A Year to Share!

January 12, 2012

Less than a year ago we embarked on a journey of creating a new and interactive website, which was successfully launched in April 2011. As with any new and exciting software expedition, part of the fun has been learning all of the functions and features available, and then utilizing them to help better your...

Read the full article →

September is California Wine Month

September 15, 2011

Raise a glass and join us in celebrating California Wine Month! In a tribute to the harvest season and the flourishing multi-billion dollar wine-industry, 2011 marks the seventh year that September has been proclaimed California Wine Month. In this article we feature some interesting facts about California's wines,...

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Oceania Cruise to the Mediterranean with ZAP

May 10, 2011
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Marketing Wines in China

April 15, 2011

It seems these days we are getting inundated with people wanting to sell our wines in China. With good reason—it is projected that China will be the largest wine market by 2015. Currently, the U.S. is #1. Very few Chinese have tasted wines from California. French imports are the most distributed wines.

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The then and now of Grape Stomping

October 05, 2010

Those of us who are Baby Boomers have etched in our memories the image of Lucy and Ethel stomping grapes in large wooden vats. For many of us, it’s the epitome of winemaking.Life throws many challenges at winemakers as we wrestle with transforming those beautiful grapes into a wonderful bottle of wine.

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We love Wine.Woot.com and its community

August 02, 2010
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Prowein the largest wine trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany

April 21, 2010

Jana and I just got back from Europe.  We showed our wines at Prowein in Dusseldorf.  Prowein is the largest wine show in the world.  Our Zinfandels were featured at the ZAP booth along with many other great California Zinfandels.  Our Riesling was also featured at the International Riesling Foundation booth. ...

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Preparing the January Recipe for our new Gourmet Wine Club

January 25, 2010

Wine Clubs are ubiquitious these days.  A large percentage of wineries have them, in addition to newspapers, public TV,food magazines, etc.  Our wine company has four--two four bottle clubs, the Griffin and Harvey Family and two 2 bottle clubs--1869 and a Jana Club.  When we were developing our club, we analyzed...

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Why can't I buy wine from your website?

January 12, 2010

We have had several potential customers ask us why we can’t ship wine to them.  As a result I have decided to write an informational BLOG that can help consumers understand the Wine Industry Plight. Basically if we can’t ship to you directly from our website; that is because we do not  have a direct ship license in...

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Blogging Inspiration from ZAP

November 05, 2009

Scott and I attended the general meeting for ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) hosted at V. Sattui in Napa Valley yesterday.  It's a terrific organization and really works hard at promoting Zinfandel.  Scott was one of the founding members 16 years ago.  Today we make five Zinfandels (Vineyard 1869, Scott Harvey...

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Wine & Magic Blended into One Great Event in Napa Valley

September 27, 2009

Back in June, I wrote about a great wine tasting/magic show that we participated in in Chico.  Well, now we are going to host  one in St. Helena. (along with our Fulton Lane neighbors--Big Horn Cellars, Calafia & David Fulton Winery).   Proceeds will benefit the St. Helena Kiwanis.

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