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Why water will be more important than wine in the years ahead - Comment 13 Nov 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Changes to the global climate have long had an effect on wine producers. Recent extremes, however, have upped the ante. Wine commentator Chris Losh considers the drought-affected landscape of today, and warns of how the situation will likely deteriorate tomorrow.


Why the world's wine producers won't have it all their own way in China - Comment 11 Oct 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


Why wine is dangerously exposed to the cannabis tidal wave - Comment 6 Sep 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


What will the wine consumer of the future look like? - Comment 10 Jul 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 'natural wine' ride the Millennial wave? - Comment 14 Jun 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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...


What can the wine industry learn from Concha y Toro? - Comment 15 May 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


Accolade Wines and Conviviality - The best and the worst of wine? - Comment 9 Apr 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


Where should we look for wine's future gains? - Comment 13 Mar 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Our regular wine commentator, Chris Losh, is trapped under something heavy this month. Stepping into the void, however, is Richard Siddle, equally well-versed in all things wine. And, Richard has a thing or two to warn the traditional wine trade about.


Where does the wine trade fit in the great recycling debate? - Comment 15 Feb 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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. 


What's coming up in wine in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 11 Jan 2018

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


Why 2017 has been the most dramatic year in living memory for wine - Comment 15 Nov 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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 Oct 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


Why is Pernod Ricard the only major multi-category player still in wine? - Comment 19 Sep 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-category companies are giving wine the big heave-ho.


Why California must wage wine wars on all fronts - Comment 13 Jul 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

This month, wine commentator Chris Losh heads to California and discovers a wine region buoyed by healthy figures but weighed down by matters below the surface.


Why Marlborough is looking to up its New World wine game - Comment 7 Jun 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

This month, wine commentator Chris Losh heads to Marlborough in New Zealand, to see how some folk in the wine region are trying to make its wine less 'meh' and more ... more.


Can Europe's wine industry weather the weather? - Comment 12 May 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

A recent warm spell has thrown wine commentator Chris Losh out of kilter. But, if you think he's got problems, consider what these weather blips do for Europe's wine producers.


As the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, how long before wine faces its own revolution? - Comment 12 Apr 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Much has been made over the last year of the 'silent majority'; the long-suffering populations who have seen much of what they believed in eroded, their jobs migrated and workplaces closed, their standard of living on a seemingly endless downward curve. Chris Losh says the same headwinds are being felt across the wine world.  


What does the future look like for Australian wine? - Comment 21 Mar 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Earlier this year, Chris Losh attended an Australian tasting in the UK and got a glimpse of the future for the country's wine producers. Here's what he saw.


Chile's wine future burned by wild fires - Comment 9 Feb 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Wild fires hit the Chilean - and then global - headlines earlier this month. The subsequent damage to some of the country's vineyards may have affected just a few, but, as Chris Losh observes, that damage could have catastrophic consequences for Chile's flag-bearing wine makers.


What's coming up in wine in 2017? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 12 Jan 2017

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Throughout this month, just-drinks' regular category commentators will be sharing their predictions for the year ahead. First up is Chris Losh, who flags what we should look out for in 2017.


Where have all wine's young guns gone? - Comment 10 Nov 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

As the drinks world is lit up by new spins on established sectors, Chris Losh considers whether the wine category risks getting left behind by the International Bright Young Things.


Why wine has become a slave to water - Comment 11 Oct 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

The importance of water in the production of wine has grown in recent years, to such an extent that many wine companies are struggling. Chris Losh considers where irrigation has become a problem issue.


Why China is as much about wine production as wine consumption - Comment 8 Sep 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Looking through the mist, Chris Losh can see China's wine production efforts becoming of greater importance to the wine world than the country's potential to consume the stuff.


Why Brexit is a disaster for the wine category - Comment 5 Jul 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

The UK's referendum rejection of the European Union is bad news for the wine trade, the UK and the EU itself, argues Chris Losh as he pores over the entrails of a slaughtered sacred cow in search of enlightenment.


Is the wine industry prepared for the environmental changes ahead? - Comment 9 Jun 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Late last month, Chris Losh attended the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, held in Brighton on the south coast of England. Among the presentations over the three days, delegates heard plenty of talk about the weather - something not uncommon in the UK.


Is the wine industry confusing its consumers? - Comment 3 May 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

This month, Chris Losh considers trends in the wine industry that risk at best confusing consumers or, at worst, alienating them altogether.


Is the wine industry guilty of talking only to itself? - Comment 5 Apr 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

As long-standing a wine commentator as Chris Losh has seen trends come and go. But, how successful has the wine category been at following - or even setting - these trends?


Is the end nigh for Sauvignon Blanc? - Comment 15 Mar 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

This month, Chris Losh looks at Sauvignon Blanc, a varietal synonymous with - and dominant in - New Zealand. Has Sauvignon Blanc hit the top and had to stop?


Australia's wine industry pays present price for past failures - Comment 4 Feb 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.


The wine category in 2016 - Losh's Predictions Part II - Comment 19 Jan 2016

Column: Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

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.

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