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

Hallgarten & Novum introduces over 80 new wines to the UK trade

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has showcased 84 new wines to the trade with a dedicated tasting in London's Soho, including its first Armenian and Georgian producers.

Wine

Bibendum opens applications for its 2020 Wine Minds Apprenticeship

Two successful applicants will be offered WSET training, a harvest internship, plus a full programme of masterclasses, tastings and wine trips.

Wine

Phylloxera outbreak reported in Walla Walla region

Pest outbreak causing concern to winegrowers in Washington State region.

Beer & Cider

Gipsy Hill Brewing unveils new core range

London's Gipsy Hill Brewing has announced a brand new core range.

Beer & Cider

Cask beer: Premiumisation is the way forward, says 2019 Cask Report

Matt Eley, editor of the 2019 Cask Report, claimed that premiumisation is key to the growth of the cask beer category.

Wine

Trade Soho unveils new wine cellar in partnership with Coravin

Soho members club Trade has introduced a new cellar in partnership with Coravin.

Wine

Four decades of Vin de Constance with head winemaker Matthew Day

Head winemaker Matthew Day flew in from South Africa to showcase the ageing potential of Vin de Constance.

Wine

Why Bibendum's tasting was really not another bl**dy one

With its innovative Not Another Bl**dy Tasting, Bibendum has shaken things up in the wine trade.

Beer & Cider

Cask beer: Premiumisation is the way forward, says 2019 Cask Report

Matt Eley, editor of the 2019 Cask Report, claimed that premiumisation is key to the growth of the cask beer category.

Wine

Trade Soho unveils new wine cellar in partnership with Coravin

Soho members club Trade has introduced a new cellar in partnership with Coravin.

Wine

Four decades of Vin de Constance with head winemaker Matthew Day

Head winemaker Matthew Day flew in from South Africa to showcase the ageing potential of Vin de Constance.

Wine

Why Bibendum's tasting was really not another bl**dy one

With its innovative Not Another Bl**dy Tasting, Bibendum has shaken things up in the wine trade.

Beer & Cider

SIBA’s James Calder responds to Wetherspoon’s slashed beer prices

The SIBA chief exec expressed concerns over Wetherspoon's low prices.

Spirits & Cocktails

‘First-ever’ Cuban dry spiced rum lands in the UK

Norwegian brand The Island Rum Company has brought what it claims is the 'first-ever' Cuban dry spiced rum to the UK on-trade.

Beer & Cider

SIBA’s James Calder responds to Wetherspoon’s slashed beer prices

The SIBA chief exec expressed concerns over Wetherspoon's low prices.

Spirits & Cocktails

‘First-ever’ Cuban dry spiced rum lands in the UK

Norwegian brand The Island Rum Company has brought what it claims is the 'first-ever' Cuban dry spiced rum to the UK on-trade.