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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

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.

Champagne will have more room to grow over the next few yearsChampagne Gains in the Battle for Sparkling Success - Comment 13 July 2015

The ever-expanding world of sparkling wine is dominated by Champagne and Prosecco, but the two attract different drinkers and new sparklers will have their work cut out to find their place, according to Chris Losh.

Comment - Wine - Finding a Friend in the Next Wine Trend 4 June 2015

Predicting the future is a tricky skill to master. Chris Losh, however, is keen to have a go. Who knows? If his forecasts come off, this time next year, we could all be millionaires.

California is in the grips of yet another droughtComment - Wine - California Drought: An Opportunity, not a Problem? 14 May 2015

Another year, another drought in California. Having recently returned from the state, however, Chris Losh suggests that what looks like a dire situation for the wine industry could actually present an opportunity to those keen on tending vines.

Comment – Wine - The Rising Profile of Lower ABV Wine 9 April 2015

The low-alcohol wine segment has been around for a while now, but has thus far failed to win over too many fans. Things are changing, however, with consumers' taste preferences driving the sub-category to higher ground. Chris Losh delves deeper.

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