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Duty hikes: Exploring abv options

Published:  09 October, 2023

With autumn tastings in full swing, and with it the opportunity for retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to show off new stock, Harpers wondered if there might be an influx of lower-abv wines in light of the duty hikes. James Bayley reports.


Hallgarten prioritises style over region

Published:  19 September, 2023

On Monday (18 September), specialist supplier Hallgarten & Novum presented 130 wines across its award-winning portfolio, including 50 new additions, at its autumn trade tasting.


Hallgarten Wines named UK on-trade distributor for Grupo La Rioja Alta

Published:  17 January, 2023

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has been appointed as the new UK on-trade distributor for iconic Spanish producer Grupo La Rioja Alta.


Rounding up Roussillon

Published:  30 November, 2022

Andrew Catchpole looks into the innovation and excitement being generated by France’s compact Catalan wine region.


Italy's northeast: A cool and crisp offer for the UK

Published:  13 October, 2022

Industrious, dynamic and diverse, northeast Italy is one of the nation’s viticultural powerhouses. Yet the region has arguably become a victim of its own success: exports to the UK are largely dominated by Prosecco and other internationally renowned styles, such as Amarone and Pinot Grigio. A great deal of excellent wine, very much on-trend in terms of moderate alcohol, has been sidelined. However, with consumers starting to grasp the profusion of what northeast Italy can offer, key stakeholders have a renewed focus on bringing esoteric styles to our indie merchants and restaurants in 2022.


Hallgarten hosts ‘minerality’ summit and tasting

Published:  09 January, 2020

Importer Hallgarten hosted a multi-media event in London yesterday to explore the subject of 'minerality' in wine. The wide-ranging discussion took place between Hallgarten's head of buying Steve Daniel and journalist Dr Jamie Goode.


Q&A: Hallgarten's Steve Daniel on how to buy wine

Published:  12 December, 2019

In a new series we get under the skin of wine buyers from across the trade, quizzing importers, restaurants, independents and wholesalers about how they got into buying, what informs their day-to-day decisions and what tips they’d offer newcomers.


Hallgarten lists first Georgian and Armenian wines

Published:  27 September, 2019

Importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added two new wineries to its portfolio from Armenia and Georgia, the first time it has listed wines from those countries.


Greek whites vie for Assyrtiko's crown

Published:  26 June, 2018

Malagousia, Vidiano, Kidonitsa, Savatiano and Moscofilero may be unfamiliar names to everyone but Greek wine adventurists.