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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

How north/south is too north/south for the world's vineyards?Is the wine industry prepared for the environmental changes ahead? - Comment 9 June 2016

Late last month, Chris Losh attended the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, held in Brighton on the south coast of England. Among the presentations over the three days, delegates heard plenty of talk about the weather - something not uncommon in the UK.


The wine category needs to work to keep consumers on-side, argues Chris LoshIs the wine industry confusing its consumers? - Comment 3 May 2016

This month, Chris Losh considers trends in the wine industry that risk at best confusing consumers or, at worst, alienating them altogether.


Is the wine industry failing to engage with the broader wine consumer?Is the wine industry guilty of talking only to itself? - Comment 5 April 2016

As long-standing a wine commentator as Chris Losh has seen trends come and go. But, how successful has the wine category been at following - or even setting - these trends?


Will New Zealand's reliance on Sauvignon Blanc prove the country's undoing?Is the end nigh for Sauvignon Blanc? - Comment 15 March 2016

This month, Chris Losh looks at Sauvignon Blanc, a varietal synonymous with - and dominant in - New Zealand. Has Sauvignon Blanc hit the top and had to stop?


Can Australia's wine industry find a solution to its failure to capitalise on its GBP10 to GBP12 offerings?Australia's wine industry pays present price for past failures - Comment 4 February 2016

This month, Chris Losh turns his attention to the Australian wine industry, and finds a country struggling with scant opportunities and structural problems in its number one export market.


What does 2016 have in store for the wine category?The wine category in 2016 - Losh's Predictions Part II - Comment 19 January 2016

Following on from his predictions for the first six months of 2016 for the wine category earlier this month, Chris Losh continues here, with the second and final part of his look at what he feels will shape the wine landscape in the year ahead.


What does 2016 have in store for the global wine industry? Don't ask Chris LoshThe wine category in 2016 - Losh's Predictions - Comment 6 January 2016

As we wave through the start of 2016, Chris Losh presents his annual look at what he expects will shape the wine landscape in the year ahead. Or not.


Do consumers understand what wine writers are saying?Dear wine writer, what on earth are you talking about? - Comment 6 November 2015

Earlier this autumn, Andrew Jefford wrote a short piece about ‘how to write tasting notes’. It was - rather like a good tasting note - short, to the point and full of useful advice: Go easy on the ‘fruit salad’ descriptors, talk about structure and balance as well as flavour, let us know whether you like it, etc.


Within a year, Treasury Wine Estates has gone from acquisition target to possible acquirorIs the time right for Treasury Wine Estates to swoop for Diageo's wine business? - Comment 6 October 2015

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even. Spirits, after all, were sluggish at the time, whereas wine was in impressive growth in the US and Europe. This, it was felt at the time, could be a niched, but prestigious, addition to the business.


China is no longer the wine sponge the industry had previously pegged it asBut, where are we going to sell our wine? - Comment 10 September 2015

Problems in China have spooked the wine industry in recent months. Chris Losh takes a look at what has gone wrong in the country, and where else wine producers could look to sell their wares.


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