Hawesko Holding AG engages in the trading, selling, and distribution of wines, champagne,s and other alcoholic drinks to consumers and resellers. It operates through the following segments: Specialist Wine-Shop, Wholesale/Distribution, Distance-Selling, and Miscellaneous. The Specialist Wine-Shop segment trades wine through a network of retail outlets which are rub by the firm's independent agency partners. The Wholesale/Distribution segment sells wines and champagnes through distance selling by an organization of trade representatives. The Distance-Selling segments consists of wine and champagne distance selling, with activities focused on the consumer. It also includes gifts business for corporate and private customers, based on a special catalogue. The Miscellaneous segment comprises all central group functions. The company was founded by Peter Margaritoff in 1964 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.