Chris Losh

Chris Losh


After five years working on My Weekly magazine (during which time he learned how to write horoscopes and make things out of mince) in 1995 Chris Losh entered the world of drinks writing and, despite all advice from his doctor – and the wishes of most South African winemakers – has stayed there ever since. He began on Wine and Spirit International, editing it for several years before moving on to edit Wine Magazine. Both publications have since gone the way of the Dodo, but he claims to have nothing to do with their demise, and his alibi appears solid, since he was freelance writing for anyone who would pay him at the time. In 2007, he helped to set up both Imbibe magazine and the Sommelier Wine Awards, and has spent much of the last three years eating, drinking, and listening to French sommeliers talk about minerality. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Feature Writer of the Year, but didn’t win. Perhaps he should have stuck to horoscopes. And mince.

People & Places

Au revoir Gerard Basset – hundreds turn out in tribute

Members of the wine trade, educators, journalists, friends and dozens of sommeliers gathered to pay their final respects to Gerard Basset MS MW MSc, MBA OBE.

Wine

Enter the dragon: How Ningxia is putting Chinese wine on the map

Chris Losh paid a visit to Helan to see whether this fast-growing region really could be the Chinese Napa.

Wine

Saved! Naked confirms sale of Majestic

Naked Wines has confirmed that it’s putting Majestic up for sale and has entered into ‘advanced discussions’ with potential buyers.

Wine

Think you know Beaujolais? Think again

If your perception of Beaujolais is based entirely on Nouveau, it's time you took another look at the wine style.

Wine

Moët in the pink with Galoupet purchase

Moët Hennessy acquires Provence-based Château du Galoupet

People & Places

Thinking about criticising your customers? Think again, says Chris Losh

Want to know the Number One Golden Rule in hospitality? Never criticise your guests. Ever.

Wine

How Hawksmoor turned a £4,000 mistake into a PR triumph

Hawksmoor Manchester put a positive spin on a pricey staff error.

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 – Year of the Sparklers

Spain was down, Italy took the top spot and sparkling wines were the stand-out success at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

Wine

Moët in the pink with Galoupet purchase

Moët Hennessy acquires Provence-based Château du Galoupet

People & Places

Thinking about criticising your customers? Think again, says Chris Losh

Want to know the Number One Golden Rule in hospitality? Never criticise your guests. Ever.

Wine

How Hawksmoor turned a £4,000 mistake into a PR triumph

Hawksmoor Manchester put a positive spin on a pricey staff error.

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 – Year of the Sparklers

Spain was down, Italy took the top spot and sparkling wines were the stand-out success at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019.

People & Places

The world according to Elly Owen

Paul Ainsworth at No6’s Elly Owen talks to Chris Losh about dragons, surfing and the peril of gobstoppers.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders’ drinks predictions, a decade on: Did they come true?

Ten years ago Imbibe asked the team at IP Bartenders – Ben Reed, Paul McFadyen and Nick Wykes, plus new arrival Emma Davis – what they thought the com

People & Places

The world according to Elly Owen

Paul Ainsworth at No6’s Elly Owen talks to Chris Losh about dragons, surfing and the peril of gobstoppers.

Spirits & Cocktails

Bartenders’ drinks predictions, a decade on: Did they come true?

Ten years ago Imbibe asked the team at IP Bartenders – Ben Reed, Paul McFadyen and Nick Wykes, plus new arrival Emma Davis – what they thought the com