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 https://twitter.com/jacopo_mazzeo?lang=en

Wine

Dr John Forrest's uncompromising lower-abv wines

The Doctors' range comprises four wines whose lower-abv is achieved through alternative trellising and leaf removal techniques to slow down sugar-building within the berry.

Beer & Cider

Shine a light on dark beers

Who said dark beers must be heavy? For this tasting we put together a selection of brews that blend complexity from the use of dark malts with great drinkability.

People & Places

Bar Douro's Max Graham on his quest to revive port

Wine bar and restaurant owner sees white, tawny and vintage ports as the fortified wine's winning cards.

Wine

Elena Serban: Matching wine with Swiss cuisine at Heritage restaurant

Elena Serban, head sommelier at recently opened Heritage restaurant, talks putting together a new wine list, Swiss wine and her favourite bottles.

Beer & Cider

Euroboozer adds Denmark's To Øl to its craft beer portfolio

Operators will have access to the classic range and to additional beers via pre-order.

Wine

Hush Heath Estate unveils limited-edition winemaker series

The three wines are a blanc de blancs, a still white made with all seven champagne grapes and a still Pinot Meunier.

Wine

World Atlas of Wine's eighth edition is out

New eighth edition of the World Atlas of Wine reflects the revolutionary changes and developments that wine has undergone in recent years.

Wine

Hallgarten & Novum introduces over 80 new wines to the UK trade

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has showcased 84 new wines to the trade with a dedicated tasting in London's Soho, including its first Armenian and Georgian producers.

Beer & Cider

Euroboozer adds Denmark's To Øl to its craft beer portfolio

Operators will have access to the classic range and to additional beers via pre-order.

Wine

Hush Heath Estate unveils limited-edition winemaker series

The three wines are a blanc de blancs, a still white made with all seven champagne grapes and a still Pinot Meunier.

Wine

World Atlas of Wine's eighth edition is out

New eighth edition of the World Atlas of Wine reflects the revolutionary changes and developments that wine has undergone in recent years.

Wine

Hallgarten & Novum introduces over 80 new wines to the UK trade

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has showcased 84 new wines to the trade with a dedicated tasting in London's Soho, including its first Armenian and Georgian producers.

Wine

Bibendum opens applications for its 2020 Wine Minds Apprenticeship

Two successful applicants will be offered WSET training, a harvest internship, plus a full programme of masterclasses, tastings and wine trips.

Wine

Phylloxera outbreak reported in Walla Walla region

Pest outbreak causing concern to winegrowers in Washington State region.

Wine

Bibendum opens applications for its 2020 Wine Minds Apprenticeship

Two successful applicants will be offered WSET training, a harvest internship, plus a full programme of masterclasses, tastings and wine trips.

Wine

Phylloxera outbreak reported in Walla Walla region

Pest outbreak causing concern to winegrowers in Washington State region.