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Hallgarten Wines Hosts Largest Trade Tasting in its History

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Hallgarten Wines Hosts Largest Trade Tasting in its History

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, this week hosted its largest trade tasting to date, welcoming close to 1,200 guests through its doors at London’s Lindley Hall over a two-day period. In its first trade tasting since the business was acquired by Coterie Holdings in December 2023, the Hallgarten team and its suppliers poured more than 750 different wines, from 21 countries and were joined by 110 winery representatives.


As part of the range of wines in the room, there were 160 new wines on show from 26 new producers, that have been added to the Hallgarten portfolio in the past 12 months, including iconic Barolo producer, Vietti; family-owned Australian producers, Xanadu, Mount Langi Ghiran and Yering Station; Burgundians, Sylvain Debord and Ropiteau Frères; and Piedmont’s Pelissero.


Andrew Bewes, Managing Director at Hallgarten Wines commented: “We were delighted to welcome many new producers to our portfolio this year, and I was excited to show them, and our customers, what Hallgarten is all about. I am incredibly proud of our award-winning portfolio, and it was great to see the reaction to our wines from all those attending.”


As well as the wines, the tasting helped showcase other parts of the Hallgarten ethos, including its firm commitment to sustainability. There were cork recycling stations, and all single-use plastics used at the tasting, such as slow pourers and water bottles, were collected and recycled; excess food from the lunches on both days was donated to the local homeless shelter; the widely acclaimed Hallgarten Eco Standard which monitors the sustainability initiatives and progress of our suppliers was highlighted; and money was raised for its for Hallgarten’s chosen charities – Alzheimer’s Society and Keech Hospice – driven by the Hallgarten Community Matters team.