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.

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

Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

Wine

González Byass to launch single-estate fino sherries

Sherry lovers: if you’ve ever wanted to taste the terroir of Jerez, then you'll soon get your chance.

Beer & Cider

Pull them in! 12 tips from the trade to fill your venue at quiet times

As the future of the hospitality industry appears more and more challenging, Imbibe's editor Chris Losh outlines 12 ideas to help your business when t

Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

Wine

González Byass to launch single-estate fino sherries

Sherry lovers: if you’ve ever wanted to taste the terroir of Jerez, then you'll soon get your chance.

Beer & Cider

Pull them in! 12 tips from the trade to fill your venue at quiet times

As the future of the hospitality industry appears more and more challenging, Imbibe's editor Chris Losh outlines 12 ideas to help your business when t

Wine

‘I talk to my plants’ – Imbibe meets the vine whisperer

More and more winemakers are turning to biodynamic practices – but few are employing the decidedly emotional techniques that Spanish winemaker Sergio

Wine

Five things we learnt from the Australia Trade Tasting

Does Riverland = Swartland?Australia’s winemakers have always been an innovative bunch, and there’s no shortage of winemakers looking to push the boun

Wine

‘I talk to my plants’ – Imbibe meets the vine whisperer

More and more winemakers are turning to biodynamic practices – but few are employing the decidedly emotional techniques that Spanish winemaker Sergio

Wine

Five things we learnt from the Australia Trade Tasting

Does Riverland = Swartland?Australia’s winemakers have always been an innovative bunch, and there’s no shortage of winemakers looking to push the boun