All articles by Chris Losh
Why Australia’s wine industry is approaching crunch time
China might be central to Australia’s current overproduction of wine but the industry’s problems run deeper.
Why wine remains laggard amid rise of alcohol-free
Producing alcohol-free wine is time-consuming, complex and expensive, meaning the segment is not as advanced as in areas like beer.
2023 outlook – economic clouds to linger as wine industry seeks right blend
Just Drinks’ wine sector columnist Chris Losh sets out the issues facing industry executives in 2023.
Beaujolais needs a brand. Could a label like Penfolds be the answer?
Penfolds is investing heavily in Bordeaux. Might a heavyweight brand be a way of driving international interest in Beaujolais, another French region facing challenges?
Why wine industry must be ready for more warning labels
With calls for more warning labels growing and more consumers embracing ‘mindful drinking’, the wine industry should swim with the tide and do its best to attach positive messaging.
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Vine-pulls back on agenda as Bordeaux’s wine struggles continue
Production in a normal year is around 5.5 million hectolitres, while Bordeaux’s sales are around 4m hl.
China tariffs can’t hide Australia’s wider wine woes
Excluding China paints a rosier picture of Australian wine’s fortunes oversees, but there are other clouds on the horizon.
Global heating should make wine industry rethink relationship with water
Wineries, especially in the New World, need to review how they use water as the planet heats up.
How Covid-19 is re-shaping the wine fair circuit
Covid-19 could do to wine fairs what it’s done to the population at large: leave some unaffected, weaken others and kill off the most vulnerable.
The rise of the hybrid in wine
Hybrid grape varieties aren’t new when it comes to producing wine. Climate change, however, could accelerate their prevalence. Category commentator Chris Losh explains.