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Chris Losh

Chris LoshBiography

Chris Losh has been writing about drinks for 15 years and still doesn’t wear a tweed jacket.

He has edited Wine and Spirit International and Wine Magazine. He has written columns for just-drinks for ten years and is never short of opinions, some of which may even not be completely wrong.

Columns by Chris Losh

Comment - Wine - The Losh CauseComment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh looks at the latest issues affecting the global wine industry.

Articles by Chris Losh

Comment - Wine - Bordeaux's En Primeur on a Knife Edge 5 March 2015

Stubbornly high release prices from Bordeaux's chateaux in recent years have put huge pressure on merchants and negociants alike. Chris Losh asks, what's gone wrong with en primeur?

ThereComment - Wine - New World's Battle to be Taken Seriously 5 February 2015

While the New World has made hay at the volume end of the global market, many of the Southern Hemisphere's wine producers find themselves at a crossroads, with efforts to encourage trading-up battling against consumers' perceptions. Chris Losh takes a look at the quandary facing the likes of Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.

Disclaimer: None of these wine predictions will actually occur in 2015 - or everComment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2015 - Part II 15 January 2015

Following Chris Losh's look at what he thinks will hit the wine industry in the first half of this year, our wine commentator returns with his forecasts for the latter six months of 2015.

Will it be a happy New Year for the wine industry?Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2015 - Part I 8 January 2015

As we brave the dawn of 2015, Chris Losh presents his annual look at what he expects will shape the wine landscape in the year ahead. Or not.

A lively couple of months in the global wine industry has Chris Losh jumping for joyComment - Wine - Treasury Wine Estates, PLB, Bibendum: Finally Lively in Wine 6 November 2014

This month, Chris Losh not only welcomes a spate of M&A activity in the wine world, he positively bathes in it, with Treasury WIne Estates, PLB and Bibendum feeling the warmth of his spotlight.

Comment - Wine - Three Questions the Drinks Industry Needs to Find Answers To 16 October 2014

As the alcoholic drinks industry emerges bruised and battered from media and health lobby attacks, Chris Losh offers three questions for us all to consider.

Comment - Wine - Can the New World Learn a Lesson from the Old? 16 September 2014

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to Chile, a wine-producing nation that could be on the cusp of something big, provided it looks to the past to help model its future.

Comment - Wine - Not on the List 10 July 2014

This month, Chris Losh sets his sights on wine lists and finds a world of unnecessary complexity. Does it have to be this way?

Comment - Wine - The Dangers of Natural Wine 3 June 2014

Chris Losh has had a rather unsavoury moment with a natural wine. Brace yourselves.

Comment - Wine - How Would You Like to Pay? Cash, Card or 'Phone? 8 May 2014

A self-confessed Luddite, Chris Losh has had his eyes opened this month to the future of transaction payment. Could the smartphone be the silver bullet for the wine industry?

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