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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.


UK Agents: are you being served?

Published:  04 January, 2018

I wish to be cremated… one tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in my contract,” quipped Groucho Marx of the breed that acts for the stars. Finding humorous quotes at the expense of agents is easy work, whether levelled at the acting or commercial world, with these designated business representatives – popularly the “10 percenters” – coming in for flack for apparently sitting back while counting their cut for little in return. 


The pros and cons of importing direct

Published:  29 November, 2017

Bypassing the traditional middleman can be tempting for indie merchants says Chris Wilson, who looks at the highs and lows of importing direct.


LWF: Chasing the Premium - Harpers Briefing

Published:  23 May, 2017

‘The trade needs to sell confidence’ was a key message from the panel at LWF during Tuesday’s Harpers debate on how to encourage more premium wine sales and build in greater value across the supply chain.