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Hallgarten Annual Tasting: Singing from the same hymn sheet

Published:  21 February, 2024

In its first annual tasting since the Coterie Holdings takeover, Hallgarten & Novum Wines welcomed well over 1,000 visitors to Lindley Hall, London, to sample the breadth and depth of its portfolio.


Profile: Hallgarten's new future with Coterie Holdings

Published:  13 February, 2024

From five years of “looking into the abyss”, Hallgarten’s future has been assured by a serious, if somewhat mysterious, new player in the form of Coterie Holdings. Jo Gilbert caught up with Andrew Bewes, MD of the former, and Michael Saunders, CEO of the latter, to peer beneath the surface of this major new deal.


Hallgarten gains Investors in People Silver accreditation

Published:  01 February, 2024

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has achieved Investors in People Silver accreditation, the company has announced.


Exclusive: Bewes and Saunders chart the future for Hallgarten and Coterie

Published:  20 December, 2023

The sale of leading specialist importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines from the Pieroth family has been five years in the making, Harpers has learned. Now, as it moves its portfolio of premium on-trade accounts and producers to Coterie Holdings, a new chapter is in store for both businesses as they look to bolster their portfolios and advance their march into the fine wine market, with Coterie, in particular, looking to establish its hold as a key player in the nation’s top restaurants.


Hallgarten acquired by Coterie Holdings

Published:  19 December, 2023

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has been purchased by Coterie Holdings, joining Lay & Wheeler, bonded warehousing Coterie Vaults and wine lender Jera in a growing fine wine portfolio.


Indie shoppers driven by price and sustainability

Published:  06 December, 2023

New research highlights what informs choice for customers of independent specialists. By James Bayley.


KAM and Hallgarten partner for indie survey

Published:  16 October, 2023

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has partnered with insights agency KAM to research consumer decision-making at independent specialists. 


Exclusive: Hallgarten to hold duty rise in bid to ease pain for trade customers

Published:  25 May, 2023

Faced with a significant duty rise from 1 August, many in the business of selling wine are bracing themselves for a new round of pain. Unwilling to pass on price rises to cash-strapped customers, but needing to protect already thin margins, this unpopular hike in tax is understandably the talk of the trade. And all of this is to happen at a time when implementation will impact on hospitality outlets, forcing a reorganisation of wine lists during the crucial summer trading period.


Hallgarten Wines embarks on search for third ‘HeadStart’ Apprentice

Published:  07 December, 2022

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, is once again on the hunt for a ‘HeadStart’ Apprentice. 


Viticulture in focus: What are the major trends?

Published:  24 November, 2022

Jo Gilbert catches up with some of the UK’s top agents, distributors and producers taking the lead on sustainability issues.


Looking ahead: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  03 August, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.


Hallgarten appoints second Head Start apprentice

Published:  24 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has appointed its second Head Start Apprentice – Alex Parsons.


Hallgarten evolves online ordering with new app

Published:  25 March, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has evolved its online ordering with the launch of a new customer ordering app. 


Hallgarten supports on-trade with £700k worth of free wine

Published:  19 August, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has announced it will be supporting the hospitality sector in September with over 100,000 glasses of wine provided free of charge. 


Spotlight on 2020: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.


WSTA Brexit Seminar books out in a week

Published:  11 October, 2019

Demand has massively outstripped supply for the WSTA’s Brexit Preparedness Seminar, with the 250 places for the event booked out inside a week and dozens of names already on the waiting list.


Looking Ahead: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  21 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.


Hallgarten appoints Francois Lincoln as business development director

Published:  16 August, 2018

Hallgarten has recruited a second business development director as part of its ongoing drive to grow the business.


Influential Italian wine pioneer Renato Trestini remembered by trade

Published:  23 March, 2018

The UKs pioneering Italian wine champion Renato Trestini was remembered at his funeral yesterday (Thursday) for his role in establishing high-end Italian estates in the UK market from the early 1970s.


Gallic Groove

Published:  02 March, 2018

French wines rank third in the UK off-trade in terms of value sales by country of origin (Nielsen, off-trade MAT to December 12, 2017), and fourth in terms of volume, with only New Zealand commanding a higher average price per bottle sold, at £8.80 versus £9.50 respectively.