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

Rioja’s Bodegas Valdemar steps into Washington State

Renowned Rioja producer Valdemar has opened a new winery in Washington State's Walla Walla.

Wine

Alex Milner: The Cinsault whisperer

His love for Cinsault is unconditional. He empathises with it like no other winemaker does. He's the Cinsault whisperer.

Wine

Wine drinkers against Brexit, says recent report

According to an analysis published by Wine Intelligence, 55% of Britain’s regular wine drinkers would support remaining in the EU in a potential second Brexit referendum.

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.

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

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.