Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

By: Chris Losh

Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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

Comment - Wine - Old World Problems Proffer New World Opportunity

8 April 2014

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 March 2014

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 February 2014

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 January 2014

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 January 2014

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 November 2013

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 October 2013

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 August 2013

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 July 2013

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 June 2013

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

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 April 2013

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 March 2013

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 February 2013

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 January 2013

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 January 2013

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 November 2012

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 October 2012

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 September 2012

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 August 2012

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.

just-drinks tagline

Not a member? Join here