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Comment - Wine - Treasury Wine Estates, PLB, Bibendum: Finally Lively in Wine 6 Nov 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 Oct 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 Sep 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 Jul 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 Jun 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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?


Comment - Wine - Old World Problems Proffer New World Opportunity 8 Apr 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

In recent years, the wine producers from the Old World have struggled with weak harvests. The issue has provided a perfect opportunity for the New World to make hay. But, how successful have the likes of Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand been? Chris Losh takes a look.


Comment - Wine - Pushing the Moderate Message 11 Mar 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Ahead of next week's UK Budget, Chris Losh bemoans the fiscal pressures placed on the drinks industry. Could we not trumpet our good sides, he asks?


Comment - Wine - China's Wine Wave and Spirits' Lessons 6 Feb 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

With recent claims that China has become the world’s biggest consumer of red wine, Chris Losh considers what wine producers can learn from the current travails facing international spirits companies in the country.


Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2014. Part II 16 Jan 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Here, for your delectation, is part two of Chris Losh's predictions for the wine world in 2014. Part one can be found here.


Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2014 7 Jan 2014

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

As his annual preview of the year ahead for the wine world has begun to take on mythical status within the industry, Chris Losh is loathe to tamper with a winning formula. We present, then, Chris's look at what the first six months of 2014 have in store for wine.


Comment - Wine - A World Wine Shortage? Bunkum, at Best 4 Nov 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Suggestions were made in the world's press last week that wine consumers had a new worry, above the prospect of minimum pricing, making decisions on the best closure and too-high or too-low abv options. Chris Losh looks at how the panic exploded, then considers just how ludicrous the suggestion truly is.


Comment - Wine - South African Attitude Shines at Beautiful South 8 Oct 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Last month's Beautiful South tasting, hosted by Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa, gave Chris Losh the chance to compare and contrast the attitudes of the three wine-producing nations. This time around, it was the South Africans that impressed the most.


Comment - Wine - Europe: Vineyard Expansion to Balance Supply & Demand? 8 Aug 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Earlier this Summer, the European Union finally agreed on a reform of the region's Common Agriculture Policy. The reform has ramifications for Europe's wine producers. Chris Losh casts his eye over the changes.


Comment - Wine - Amorim, O-I and Helix: Turning the Screwcap? 1 Jul 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh may not have been the biggest fan of Amorim, but the company's launch of the screwtop-style cork closure last month has Losh slightly more onside than before. Just.


Comment - Wine Needs Mavericks to Help it be Top Gun 4 Jun 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

How can the wine industry shake-off its navel-gazing, elitist image? Embrace the unusual and the revolutionary, argues Chris Losh


Comment - Wine - Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot 2 May 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Whether global warming is fact or fantasy, the wine world is hit hard whenever temperatures don't behave themselves. To mitigate such circumstances, some producers are looking to lesser-known regions - such as Tasmania - for future grape growth. Chris Losh digs deeper.


Comment - Wine - Our Survey Said...? 4 Apr 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Last month, Chris Losh was one of the experts on just-drinks' ‘state of the industry’ webinar. While the webinar looked at the drinks industry as a whole, Chris thinks the results provide plenty of food for thought for the wine companies of this world.


Comment - Wine - The Perils of Scaling The Chinese Wall 7 Mar 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

The wine world is looking east for the next big market. China has caught everyone's eye, thanks to some mind-blowing numbers of late. But, scratch the surface and, Chris Losh warns, there are still many rivers to cross to get to the promised land.


Comment - Wine - The UK: Land of... What's the Opposite of Plenty? 5 Feb 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Just over two years ago, Chris Losh suggested that the UK was poised to lose its place as the most dynamic wine market in the world. This month, he suggests, things have gone from bad to worse, with no end to the grimness in sight.


Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball - Part II 15 Jan 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

After last week's look at what the first six months of 2013 has in store for the wine industry, Chris Losh considers the second half of the year. Prepare yourself for yet more insight and analysis from our resident wine bard.


Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball 10 Jan 2013

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Having looked back at Chris Losh's predictions for 2012 a year ago, his success rate is clearly wobbly. Here's hoping in this, the first part of his preview of 2013, he takes it a bit more seriously. Eh? Oh.


Comment - Wine - Chardonnay, Nay and Thrice Nay 22 Nov 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

About as fashionable as Chris Losh's dress sense, the time is right for Chardonnay to step back up to the plate and show consumers what they're missing. Losh, for one, can see a potentially bright future for the varietal.


Comment - Wine - Tough Harvests Lead to Moment of Truth 30 Oct 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Reports out of the northern hemisphere's wine-producing regions has suggested that this year's harvest has been rather different to previous years'. Chris Losh takes a look at what this could mean on the shop floor.


Comment - Wine - South Africa: The Only Way is Ethics 25 Sep 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Today is the first day of Cape Wine, the three-day bi-ennial trade fair for South Africa's wine producers. To mark the event, Chris Losh takes a closer look at the latest move by the country to highlight its ethical credentials.


Comment - Wine - The Olympics and their Wine Equivalents 30 Aug 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh has clearly spent the bulk of July and August glued firmly to his television. Charged with writing his monthly column for just-drinks, then, and he'd be forgiven for giving it an Olympic slant.


Comment - Wine - Scoring Wine: It Might Feel Wrong, but it's Right 31 Jul 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Rating wine divides opinion. Some industry types feel squeamish about reducing a bottle to score out of 100. But, here, our wine commentator, Chris Losh, argues that rating systems are popular with consumers, and should therefore be embraced.


Comment - Wine - Reduced ABV: Something for Everyone 3 Jul 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

The reduction of abv in the wine category in the UK has been peddled by some in the industry as an innovation. While that may be open to debate, Chris Losh believes there can be no argument that the move, if done right, could benefit everyone. But, there's still a long way to go.


Comment - Wine - Off-Trade a Turn-Off for the On-Trade 12 Jun 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

The barrier between the on-trade and the off-trade for wine companies is so high as to be insurmountable. But, Chris Losh argues, its very presence is blocking a lucrative opportunity.


Comment - Wine - Social Media: Does Twitter Chatter Equal Sales Patter? 15 May 2012

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

This month, Chris Losh looks at the role of social media in the conversation between producers and consumers, and concludes that talk on Twitter does not necessarily equate to buying more bottles.

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