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

Scratch British Rum enters the on-trade through Speciality Drinks

Launched in 2016, Scratch British Rum focuses on producing spirit, from fermentation to bottling, in its Hertfordshire-based distillery, and will now be available to on-trade venues through distributor Speciality Drinks.

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New non-alcoholic British aperitif launches

The new liquid, Wilfred’s, is made with bitter orange, rosemary, rhubarb and ‘just a hint of clove’.

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Greene King partners with the International Slavery Museum this Black History Month

Brewer and pub company Greene King has partnered with Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum in a bid to help raise awareness and educate about the historic transatlantic slave trade.

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Domaine d’Aurensan releases unique Armagnac made from ‘phantom grapes’

Made by distillery Domaine d’Aurensan, Le Carré des Fantômes is an innovative single-plot Armagnac made with a blend of the brandy's six rarest grape varieties.

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Bibendum to offer WSET Level 2 courses online

Leading wine merchant Bibendum has launched an online WSET Level 2 training course.

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Camden Town's 2020 annual lager is out

Now in its eight consecutive vintage, Camden Town's 2020 end of year beer is a barrel-aged imperial pilsner.

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BREAKING: Beavertown releases its first non-alcohol beer

Beavertown Brewery is entering the alcohol-free market with the launch of Lazer Crush IPA.

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Penrhos Spirits steps into the non-alcoholic market

Penrhos Spirits has launched its first no-abv distilled expression, Zero Raspberry.

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

Bibendum to offer WSET Level 2 courses online

Leading wine merchant Bibendum has launched an online WSET Level 2 training course.

News |  Beer & Cider

Camden Town's 2020 annual lager is out

Now in its eight consecutive vintage, Camden Town's 2020 end of year beer is a barrel-aged imperial pilsner.

News |  Beer & Cider

BREAKING: Beavertown releases its first non-alcohol beer

Beavertown Brewery is entering the alcohol-free market with the launch of Lazer Crush IPA.

News |  Mixers & More

Penrhos Spirits steps into the non-alcoholic market

Penrhos Spirits has launched its first no-abv distilled expression, Zero Raspberry.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Copalli launches new cocoa-flavoured rum

Belizean rum distillery, Copalli has unveiled today a new cocoa-flavoured expression.

News |  Beer & Cider

Lucky Saint low-abv beer launches on draught nationwide

The company says that the launch follows 'increased demand and a successful launch of draught across London'.

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Alternative Burgundy: Imbibe puts Mâcon+ to the taste test

As prices of white Burgundy keep rising, Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of tasters turn to the Mâconnais to assess quality and value of Mâcon+ wines.

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Caviar-infused vodka finally hits the market

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

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Copalli launches new cocoa-flavoured rum

Belizean rum distillery, Copalli has unveiled today a new cocoa-flavoured expression.

News |  Beer & Cider

Lucky Saint low-abv beer launches on draught nationwide

The company says that the launch follows 'increased demand and a successful launch of draught across London'.

News |  Wine

Alternative Burgundy: Imbibe puts Mâcon+ to the taste test

As prices of white Burgundy keep rising, Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of tasters turn to the Mâconnais to assess quality and value of Mâcon+ wines.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Caviar-infused vodka finally hits the market

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