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

Wine

Four of our favourite new sparkling wines

From no-abv fizz to tank-method sparklers, we’ve lined up some of the best releases that made our taste buds tingle over the past few months.

Beer & Cider

Gosnells unveils new low-abv sparkling mead

Gosnells' new mead is a sparkling 0.5% abv expression made from European honey.

Wine

Bibendum unveils new online video series

Bibendum TV's videos aim to get 'to the heart of what "real drinkers" think about wine'.

Beer & Cider

Beers to keep Santa merry throughout Christmas

To make sure you’re geared up for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve, we’ve put together a list of some of the best wintery beers out there.

Spirits & Cocktails

Damoiseau launches two rum-based liqueurs in the UK

The two liqueurs are rhum agricole-based and contain freshly cut fruit.

Wine

Are you ready for Chianti DOCG Gran Selezione? No, neither are we

In a highly controversial move, the Consorzio Chianti announced it will be following the steps of its nobler counterpart – Chianti Classico DOCG – and add the Gran Selezione at the top of its qualitative pyramid.

Wine

Our take on Bibendum's top drinks trends for 2020

As Bibendum releases its 2020 trends report, we reflect on what predictions are likely to become reality next year.

Wine

Symington's Graham launches 1940 Single Harvest port

1940 Single Harvest is the latest release from Graham's The Cellar Master’s Trilogy, which pays tribute to the port house's three generations of master blenders.

Spirits & Cocktails

Damoiseau launches two rum-based liqueurs in the UK

The two liqueurs are rhum agricole-based and contain freshly cut fruit.

Wine

Are you ready for Chianti DOCG Gran Selezione? No, neither are we

In a highly controversial move, the Consorzio Chianti announced it will be following the steps of its nobler counterpart – Chianti Classico DOCG – and add the Gran Selezione at the top of its qualitative pyramid.

Wine

Our take on Bibendum's top drinks trends for 2020

As Bibendum releases its 2020 trends report, we reflect on what predictions are likely to become reality next year.

Wine

Symington's Graham launches 1940 Single Harvest port

1940 Single Harvest is the latest release from Graham's The Cellar Master’s Trilogy, which pays tribute to the port house's three generations of master blenders.

Wine

President Javier Pagés reveals new regulations and zoning project for Cava DO

The changes, said Cava DO president Javier Pagés, are aimed at increasing the public’s perception of cava as a premium product.

Wine

Glass acts: finding value reds

Entry-level red wines are the workhorses of any wine list but nailing your offer isn’t easy. Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of somms are here to help you out.

Wine

President Javier Pagés reveals new regulations and zoning project for Cava DO

The changes, said Cava DO president Javier Pagés, are aimed at increasing the public’s perception of cava as a premium product.

Wine

Glass acts: finding value reds

Entry-level red wines are the workhorses of any wine list but nailing your offer isn’t easy. Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of somms are here to help you out.