just-drinks authors and correspondents

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

Domestic production could squeeze the world's wine producers as they clamber for success in ChinaWhy the world's wine producers won't have it all their own way in China - Comment 11 October 2018

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and finds that the greater threat to success for the world's wine producers comes from within.


While cannabis is thought to be a threat to the beer category, wine companies should also pay heed to the changing legal landscapeWhy wine is dangerously exposed to the cannabis tidal wave - Comment 6 September 2018

just-drinks' regular wine commentator Chris Losh has been away this summer. While away, has he been smoking something? If he has, it's given him something to warn the global wine category about.


How will the future wine retail landscape look?What will the wine consumer of the future look like? - Comment 10 July 2018

Chris Losh is looking to the future in this, his latest postcard from the far edges of wine. Our wine category commentator reports this month on how the consumer of tomorrow is shaping up.


Can the natural wine segment get its cues to chime with the demands of the Millennial consumer?Can 'natural wine' ride the Millennial wave? - Comment 14 June 2018

just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, wants to tell you a story. A story about 'natural wine'. So, join him, as we travel back in time to a more innocent time...


Concha y Toro has adopted a strategy that sacrifices volumes for the sake of growing valueWhat can the wine industry learn from Concha y Toro? - Comment 15 May 2018

When the aristocratic Don Melchor de Casa Concha wanted to keep thirsty winery workers from drinking his best wine, he made up a story that the devil lived in the wine cellar where the barrels were kept. It was a high-risk strategy.


The differing fortunes for Accolade Wines and Conviviality have laid bare the good and the bad of the wine categoryAccolade Wines and Conviviality - The best and the worst of wine? - Comment 9 April 2018

A supernova of activity, relatively speaking, in the wine industry last week has sent our wine commentator, Chris Losh, into a literary tailspin. Accolade Wines and Conviviality are to blame.


Could the wine trade introduce a bottle returns scheme?Where does the wine trade fit in the great recycling debate? - Comment 15 February 2018

Soft drinks firms have long been under scrutiny when it comes to single-use plastic bottles. As the debate widens out to encompass more industries and all forms of sustainability, Chris Losh looks at what it means for the wine trade. 


Category commentator Chris Losh looks at what 2018 has in store for the wine industryWhat's coming up in wine in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 11 January 2018

This month sees just-drinks let its category commentators loose on the year ahead. Here, Chris Losh tells us how he sees 2018 panning out for the global wine category.


The vineyards of the world have had a torrid 2017Why 2017 has been the most dramatic year in living memory for wine - Comment 15 November 2017

As 2017  draws to a close, Chris Losh looks back at a year that will go down in history as a major turning point for the global wine industry.


Why the wine industry is failing women - Comment 12 October 2017

Chris Losh returns this month to look at the gender gap in the wine industry, although his observations could quite easily apply to all drinks sectors, indeed, to industry in general.




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