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

‘I felt like I was walking on air’ – Chiara Sieni, £1,000 winner of Imbibe’s blind-tasting competition

This year at Imbibe Live we challenged somms to a blind-tasting competition. Chris Losh talked strategy with Chiara Sieni, the comp's winner.

Spirits & Cocktails

Why this gin launch is the face of Imbibe Live 2019

Offering a creative twist on low-abv serves, this new expression of the juniper spirit embodies the trends on show at Imbibe Live 2019.

Wine

‘Fireball’ wipes out vineyards in south of France

Last week a 'fireball' caused hottest-ever temperatures across southern France and some growers lost all their crop.

Wine

Seven ways to nail the blind tasting with Jan Konetzki

The scoop from the star sommelier's Palate Training session at Imbibe Live.

Spirits & Cocktails

Green, booze-free, disrupted. Welcome to the future

Key findings from the Future’s Insights seminar at this year’s Imbibe Live.

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.

Spirits & Cocktails

Green, booze-free, disrupted. Welcome to the future

Key findings from the Future’s Insights seminar at this year’s Imbibe Live.

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

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