Chris Losh

Chris Losh


Chris Losh has been writing, whingeing, enthusing and fulminating about booze for nearly 25 years. In that time he’s written half a dozen books, edited multiple magazines and written for many others which, by his own reckoning, makes him responsible for the destruction of an area of rainforest the size of Hull. He’s was the editor of Imbibe since it started in 2007 until 2019. He likes gin, puppies and good wine, though not necessarily all at the same time, and is currently being divorced by his liver on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour.

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Cutting ties: What a no-deal Brexit would mean for the UK wine trade

It’s been knocked off the front pages due to you know what, but a no-deal Brexit would bring huge upheaval for those who bring wines into the UK, says Chris Losh.

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'Rockstar winemaker' Taras Ochota has died

The Ochota Barrels minimum-intervention winemaker sadly passed away on Monday 12 October prompting an outpouring of grief from the wine world. Chris Losh remembers the man he describes as a 'cool glass of calm'.

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What's a wine tasting like in a pandemic?

We sent Chris Losh to his first wine tasting in seven months to find out what a wine tasting complete with social distancing, masks and hand sanitiser is actually like...

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McLaren Vale Grenache is upping its game

Following his account of Australia's Grenache revolution, Chris Losh explains why the grape might be set to becoming a key variety in McLaren Vale.

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Alternative Australia: Moving away from traditional grape varieties

Climate change and shifting tastes are encouraging winemakers Down Under to look away from traditional Aussie grape varieties, finds Chris Losh.

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Australian Grenache 'makes your saliva glands pulse'

First it was a stalwart of the Australian fortified wine industry, then became an afterthought. Now it has entered the ‘those in the know get it’ stage of its life story, says Chris Losh.

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Opinion: Which wine trends will survive post-Covid-19?

From shorter lists and digital ordering, to natural wines and packaging, which wine trends will prevail in the aftermath of Covid-19? Chris Losh takes a look.

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Sommelier's lockdown wine club initiative takes £30,000 of orders a month

Andre Luis Martins staved off boredom during lockdown by creating a home wine club for members of the Cavalry & Guards Club where he works. The initiative was a huge success – so much so, he's now looking to extend it.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Alternative Australia: Moving away from traditional grape varieties

Climate change and shifting tastes are encouraging winemakers Down Under to look away from traditional Aussie grape varieties, finds Chris Losh.

News |  Wine

Australian Grenache 'makes your saliva glands pulse'

First it was a stalwart of the Australian fortified wine industry, then became an afterthought. Now it has entered the ‘those in the know get it’ stage of its life story, says Chris Losh.

News |  Wine

Opinion: Which wine trends will survive post-Covid-19?

From shorter lists and digital ordering, to natural wines and packaging, which wine trends will prevail in the aftermath of Covid-19? Chris Losh takes a look.

News |  Wine

Sommelier's lockdown wine club initiative takes £30,000 of orders a month

Andre Luis Martins staved off boredom during lockdown by creating a home wine club for members of the Cavalry & Guards Club where he works. The initiative was a huge success – so much so, he's now looking to extend it.

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How drinking habits have been affected by Covid-19

Younger drinkers have stopped drinking; bars, restaurants and hotels could remain largely off-limits; and the apparently irreversible shift to online may well be as temporary as family Zoom quizzes. Those are the findings from the latest research by market analysts Wine Intelligence.

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France likely to experience its earliest harvest on record

A mild winter and warm spring look to be pushing France towards its earliest harvest on record.

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Sager + Wilde is selling its cellar

Imbibe readers have a unique opportunity to stock up their depleted stores with great wines at rock bottom prices from one of the on-trade’s top palates.

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We need to talk about CBD…

One of the most dynamic categories in the drinks trade currently – but will it live up to the hype?

News |  People & Places

How drinking habits have been affected by Covid-19

Younger drinkers have stopped drinking; bars, restaurants and hotels could remain largely off-limits; and the apparently irreversible shift to online may well be as temporary as family Zoom quizzes. Those are the findings from the latest research by market analysts Wine Intelligence.

News |  Wine

France likely to experience its earliest harvest on record

A mild winter and warm spring look to be pushing France towards its earliest harvest on record.

News |  Wine

Sager + Wilde is selling its cellar

Imbibe readers have a unique opportunity to stock up their depleted stores with great wines at rock bottom prices from one of the on-trade’s top palates.

News |  Mixers & More

We need to talk about CBD…

One of the most dynamic categories in the drinks trade currently – but will it live up to the hype?