Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

By: Chris Losh

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



Comment - Wine - Treasury Wine Estates, PLB, Bibendum: Finally Lively in Wine 6 Nov 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 Oct 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 Sep 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 Jul 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 Jun 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?


Comment - Wine - Old World Problems Proffer New World Opportunity 8 Apr 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 Nov 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 Oct 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 Aug 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 Jul 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.


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