Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo


Jacopo Mazzeo can’t recall what kick-started his wild passion for beer and wine, but he’s sure in 2004 he was already supporting his studies at the University of Bologna by working with them. He finally realised that the drinks industry was his true love after his madness brought him to complete a PhD in musicology at the University of Southampton.

Before he landed at Imbibe in 2018, he was head sommelier at The Pig Hotel in the New Forest. He is a professional beer sommelier and in 2016 he was awarded Young Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers. Find him on Twitter @jacopo_mazzeo

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Caviar-infused vodka finally hits the market

Spirits brand L’Orbe has unveiled its first expression, Vodka x Caviar.

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La Hechicera unveils banana-flavoured rum

Colombian rum brand La Hechicera has launched Serie Experimental No. 2, a new rum infused with banana peel.

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The Scotch Whisky Association commits to diversity and inclusivity

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is launching a Diversity and Inclusivity Charter to help the Scotch whisky industry embrace equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity.

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Delamain Cognac celebrates Pale & Dry centenary with new interpretation

The House of Delamain is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of its iconic blend by evolving its blend.

News |  Mixers & More

New Mocktails range of alcohol-free RTDs launches in the UK

Hailing from the United States Mocktails, a range of no-abv RTDs, is now available on this side of the pond through drinks distributor Craftwork.

News |  Wine

Matthew Jukes unveils limited-edition 'Autumnal Red'

The drink, dubbed Jukes 2, is the wine writer's no-abv interpretation of an autumnal red wine.

News |  People & Places

Trade bodies for hospitality and drinks industries call for more targeted support following Chancellor's announcement

Following the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Covid-19 financial support announcement earlier today, a number of hospitality and drinks industry trade bodies have responded asking for more targeted help.

News |  Mixers & More

Double Dutch launches Cocktail Soda range

Premium tonic and mixer brand Double Dutch has upped its portfolio with the addition of its new Cocktail Soda range.

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 |  Mixers & More

New Mocktails range of alcohol-free RTDs launches in the UK

Hailing from the United States Mocktails, a range of no-abv RTDs, is now available on this side of the pond through drinks distributor Craftwork.

News |  Wine

Matthew Jukes unveils limited-edition 'Autumnal Red'

The drink, dubbed Jukes 2, is the wine writer's no-abv interpretation of an autumnal red wine.

News |  People & Places

Trade bodies for hospitality and drinks industries call for more targeted support following Chancellor's announcement

Following the Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Covid-19 financial support announcement earlier today, a number of hospitality and drinks industry trade bodies have responded asking for more targeted help.

News |  Mixers & More

Double Dutch launches Cocktail Soda range

Premium tonic and mixer brand Double Dutch has upped its portfolio with the addition of its new Cocktail Soda range.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Marussia Beverages adds Japanese gin to its portfolio

The spirit is made at Kaikyo Distillery by master distiller and blender, Kimio Yonezawa.

News |  Wine

Bodegas Protos invests in DO Cigales with new rosé project

Leading Ribera del Duero-based winery, Bodegas Protos, has launched a new estate in DO Cigales, in the heart of Castilla y Léon, entirely dedicated to rosé wine.

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Borough Wines adds ‘zero-waste’ offering to its portfolio

The London-based merchant is confirming its commitment to sustainability with a new range of 'zero-waste' wines.

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New report warns red tape on EU wine imports will cause ‘chaos and price hikes’

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Wine and Spirits (APPG) warned that the government’s new red tape requirements on imported EU wine after Brexit will push wine prices up for consumers and ‘cause chaos for the wine industry’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Marussia Beverages adds Japanese gin to its portfolio

The spirit is made at Kaikyo Distillery by master distiller and blender, Kimio Yonezawa.

News |  Wine

Bodegas Protos invests in DO Cigales with new rosé project

Leading Ribera del Duero-based winery, Bodegas Protos, has launched a new estate in DO Cigales, in the heart of Castilla y Léon, entirely dedicated to rosé wine.

News |  Wine

Borough Wines adds ‘zero-waste’ offering to its portfolio

The London-based merchant is confirming its commitment to sustainability with a new range of 'zero-waste' wines.

News |  Wine

New report warns red tape on EU wine imports will cause ‘chaos and price hikes’

A new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Wine and Spirits (APPG) warned that the government’s new red tape requirements on imported EU wine after Brexit will push wine prices up for consumers and ‘cause chaos for the wine industry’.