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 |  Wine

Sink the pink: We put rosé wines from less classic regions to the taste test

Jacopo Mazzeo and his band of tasters find that there’s more to rosé than the famous regions. Is it time to go beyond Provence? Perhaps.

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That shrinking feeling: What wine lists look like out of lockdown

Circumstances forced venues everywhere to slim down their wine lists, but many are enjoying the newfound simplicity. Jacopo Mazzeo asks if we are emerging from lockdown with leaner and fitter selections?

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Book club: 'Craft: An Argument', by Pete Brown

Released in the summer, Pete Brown's latest book is entirely dedicated to one of the drinks industry's most debated terms, craft beer. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at its pages.

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Bristol urban vineyard releases first vintage

Following its launch during lockdown, Bristol urban vineyard, Nania’s, is about to launch its first vintage as a rosé spritzer.

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Wrapping up: Andrew Bewes on Hallgarten & Novum's 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality

Following Hallagarten’s month long initiative to help venues get through the Covid-19 crisis, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with managing director Andrew Bewes to assess the results of his 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality scheme.

News |  Mixers & More

Fever Tree adds new rhubarb and raspberry tonic to its portfolio

Leading mixer brand Fever Tree has unveiled a new flavoured tonic water, Sweet Rhubarb & Raspberry.

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Magic Rock releases home working-themed beer

Huddersfield-based brewer Magic Rock's newest addition to the core range is a homage to home working.

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Moore House Cocktail Company launches new bottle-cocktail range for the on-trade

RTD cocktails specialist Moore House Cocktail Company has unveiled a new range of pre-batched expressions in larger formats with the on-trade in mind.

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

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Wrapping up: Andrew Bewes on Hallgarten & Novum's 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality

Following Hallagarten’s month long initiative to help venues get through the Covid-19 crisis, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with managing director Andrew Bewes to assess the results of his 100,000 Glasses for Hospitality scheme.

News |  Mixers & More

Fever Tree adds new rhubarb and raspberry tonic to its portfolio

Leading mixer brand Fever Tree has unveiled a new flavoured tonic water, Sweet Rhubarb & Raspberry.

News |  Beer & Cider

Magic Rock releases home working-themed beer

Huddersfield-based brewer Magic Rock's newest addition to the core range is a homage to home working.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Moore House Cocktail Company launches new bottle-cocktail range for the on-trade

RTD cocktails specialist Moore House Cocktail Company has unveiled a new range of pre-batched expressions in larger formats with the on-trade in mind.

News |  Beer & Cider

Nightingale Cider Company unveils dry hopped cider, Hoppy Cox

Nightingale Cider Company has launched Hoppy Cox, a new dry hopped cider that celebrates the 'Kentish terroir'.

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Duo of beers launched by Signature Brew

The east London brewery has just unveiled two new beers.

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Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

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Scotland’s most northerly mainland Scotch distillery to open in 2021

Named 8 Doors, the micro-distillery will be opening its doors in John O’Groats, Caithness county, in 2021.

News |  Beer & Cider

Nightingale Cider Company unveils dry hopped cider, Hoppy Cox

Nightingale Cider Company has launched Hoppy Cox, a new dry hopped cider that celebrates the 'Kentish terroir'.

News |  Beer & Cider

Duo of beers launched by Signature Brew

The east London brewery has just unveiled two new beers.

News |  Wine

Sommelier-curated wine subscription service launches

Conceived during lockdown, Private Somm is a new, sommelier-curated, monthly wine subscription service.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Scotland’s most northerly mainland Scotch distillery to open in 2021

Named 8 Doors, the micro-distillery will be opening its doors in John O’Groats, Caithness county, in 2021.