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

Camus to release double-matured Cognac that underwent 'sea maturation'

Cognac producer Camus is set to unveil Caribbean Expedition, a special double-matured release that traveled by tall ship between France and the Caribbeans.

News |  Wine

José Eduardo Barboza: Wine, education, and Brazil's systemic racism

To get some insight into the dynamics that characterise Brazilian society, its wine industry, and what can be done to make it more inclusive, Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with São Paulo-based sommelier, wine consultant and educator José Eduardo Barboza.

News |  Beer & Cider

Tennent's Wellpark brewery gets new carbon capture facility

Scotland’s Tennent’s Wellpark brewery has completed the installation of a new carbon capture facility in a pledge to become ‘as close to self-sufficient as currently possible’.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

WM Spirits launches lower-alcohol vodka, Pure Lite

With the new expression the brand is tapping into the growing demand for low-abv drinks.

News |  People & Places

‘No more no shows’ campaign launched

A new campaign has been launched in Greater Manchester to ‘stop the devastating effects of no shows’ on the restaurant industry.

News |  Wine

Armit Wines to partner with The Court of Master Sommeliers

Armit Wines will be supporting The Court of Master Sommeliers as part of the wine merchant's 'commitment to the on-trade'.

News |  Beer & Cider

The Alcohol Free Brewing Company unveils new low-abv lager Unltd

The Alcohol Free Brewing Company has launched its first expression, low-alcohol beer Unltd.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Foxhole Spirits set to release new white botanical rum - Mad City

West Sussex-based distillery Foxhole Spirits has announced the launch of Mad City, a new botanical rum.

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

News |  People & Places

‘No more no shows’ campaign launched

A new campaign has been launched in Greater Manchester to ‘stop the devastating effects of no shows’ on the restaurant industry.

News |  Wine

Armit Wines to partner with The Court of Master Sommeliers

Armit Wines will be supporting The Court of Master Sommeliers as part of the wine merchant's 'commitment to the on-trade'.

News |  Beer & Cider

The Alcohol Free Brewing Company unveils new low-abv lager Unltd

The Alcohol Free Brewing Company has launched its first expression, low-alcohol beer Unltd.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Foxhole Spirits set to release new white botanical rum - Mad City

West Sussex-based distillery Foxhole Spirits has announced the launch of Mad City, a new botanical rum.

News |  Beer & Cider

Salcombe Brewery launches gluten-free and vegan pale ale

Sun Drop ale has been unveiled by Devon-based Salcombe Brewery.

News |  Wine

Alicia Towns Franken: Taking BAME representation in wine 'beyond a hashtag'

We caught up with sommelier-turned-wine consultant and Wine Unify board member Alicia Towns Franken to talk about being a black woman in the American wine industry, going beyond a hashtag, and representation.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality Action unveils ‘Invisible Chips’ campaign

Hospitality Action has launched a new charity initiative to support reopening on-trade venues.

News |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: The unexpected added value of WSET’s new beer venture

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s beer courses are set to do more good for the qualitative growth of the beer category within hospitality than any existing certification. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo explains why.

News |  Beer & Cider

Salcombe Brewery launches gluten-free and vegan pale ale

Sun Drop ale has been unveiled by Devon-based Salcombe Brewery.

News |  Wine

Alicia Towns Franken: Taking BAME representation in wine 'beyond a hashtag'

We caught up with sommelier-turned-wine consultant and Wine Unify board member Alicia Towns Franken to talk about being a black woman in the American wine industry, going beyond a hashtag, and representation.

News |  People & Places

Hospitality Action unveils ‘Invisible Chips’ campaign

Hospitality Action has launched a new charity initiative to support reopening on-trade venues.

News |  Beer & Cider

Opinion: The unexpected added value of WSET’s new beer venture

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s beer courses are set to do more good for the qualitative growth of the beer category within hospitality than any existing certification. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo explains why.