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.



What will the wine consumer of the future look like? - Comment 10 Jul 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 'natural wine' ride the Millennial wave? - Comment 14 Jun 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...


What 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.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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