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.

News |  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.

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‘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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Seven ways to nail the blind tasting with Jan Konetzki

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

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

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

News |  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.

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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.

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

News |  Wine

Seven ways to nail the blind tasting with Jan Konetzki

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

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

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

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

News |  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.

News |  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.

News |  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.

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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.

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Moët in the pink with Galoupet purchase

Moët Hennessy acquires Provence-based Château du Galoupet

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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.

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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.

News |  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.

News |  Wine

Moët in the pink with Galoupet purchase

Moët Hennessy acquires Provence-based Château du Galoupet

News |  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.