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

Christine Parkinson in shock split from Hakkasan

Christine Parkinson, one of the most high-profile wine professionals in the UK's hospitality industry, has left her role as head of wine at Hakkasan.

Wine

UK wineries pray for dry weather in weeks before vintage

As harvest time approaches, UK wineries hope clement weather will allow the grapes to reach full ripeness.

Wine

Those Douro Boys in full

Chris Losh chooses his top wines from the Douro Boys, the estates behind the region's table-wine explosion.

Wine

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

Spirits & Cocktails

‘Weird’ winner of first Glenfarclas comp gives peas a chance

Kevin Carr of the Urban Brasserie in Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the first-ever Glenfarclas cocktail competition, thanks to a creative drink made with an unusual ingredient.

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.

Spirits & Cocktails

‘Weird’ winner of first Glenfarclas comp gives peas a chance

Kevin Carr of the Urban Brasserie in Glasgow has been crowned the winner of the first-ever Glenfarclas cocktail competition, thanks to a creative drink made with an unusual ingredient.

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.

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.