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

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Wine tastings should return, survey finds

A survey launched by a number of UK PR agencies, generic bodies and wine logistics companies to explore the future of trade tastings in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown, found that industry professionals are keen for wine tastings to return.

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Dom Pérignon unveils 2010 vintage

10 years after the harvest, Dom Pérignon has released its new 2010 vintage Champagne.

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Imbibe Live Online: Five takeaways from The Impacts of Lockdown on The Wine Market session

Last week, as part of our Imbibe Live Online show, Imbibe contributor and Sommelier Wine Awards chairman, Chris Losh sat down with Bibendum CEO Michael Saunders, head of wine operations at St. John Wines Victoria Sharples and The Pickled Pub Company & The Frisco Group owner Heath Ball to investigate the impacts of lockdown on the wine market.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New non-alcoholic spirits range Kvîst launches in the UK

A new range of no-abv distillates, Kvîst, has been created by The Bloomsbury Club UK.

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Champagne Bollinger unveils new blanc de noirs, Bollinger PN VZ15

The Champagne house's new cuvée is made entirely from Pinot Noir, the 'pillar' of Bollinger's style.

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Wines of Portugal launches free online course

Promotional body Wines of Portugal has unveiled a free online education course on Portuguese wines.

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Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  People & Places

Scholarships launched for people of colour within the US brewing and distilling industries

Renowned Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver announced the formation of the Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling (MJF) to help people of colour in, or who wish to join, the brewing and distilling industries.

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.

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Champagne Bollinger unveils new blanc de noirs, Bollinger PN VZ15

The Champagne house's new cuvée is made entirely from Pinot Noir, the 'pillar' of Bollinger's style.

News |  Wine

Wines of Portugal launches free online course

Promotional body Wines of Portugal has unveiled a free online education course on Portuguese wines.

News |  Wine

Supply ties: How wine merchants adapted in the face of Covid-19

The shutdown has forced suppliers to make radical changes to their business models and reassess their relationships with venues. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look.

News |  People & Places

Scholarships launched for people of colour within the US brewing and distilling industries

Renowned Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver announced the formation of the Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling (MJF) to help people of colour in, or who wish to join, the brewing and distilling industries.

News |  People & Places

UK hospitality leaders call for government support to save the industry

Around 120 leading hospitality voices have co-signed a business support and investment proposal for the government that would help the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The Lakes Distillery unveils new vino de naranja and Sherry cask-finished whiskies

The Lakes Distillery has launched two new whisky expressions as part of its The One collection.

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British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.

News |  Beer & Cider

Taps that facilitate draught beer takeways launch in the UK

Equipment supplier DraftToGo has launched Pegas taps in the UK market to offer bars, pubs and taprooms a faster and more efficient takeaway beer service.

News |  People & Places

UK hospitality leaders call for government support to save the industry

Around 120 leading hospitality voices have co-signed a business support and investment proposal for the government that would help the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The Lakes Distillery unveils new vino de naranja and Sherry cask-finished whiskies

The Lakes Distillery has launched two new whisky expressions as part of its The One collection.

News |  People & Places

British Beer & Pub Association calls for more clarity on pubs' reopening date in Wales

British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has called on the Welsh government to clarify when all pubs will be allowed to reopen in Wales.

News |  Beer & Cider

Taps that facilitate draught beer takeways launch in the UK

Equipment supplier DraftToGo has launched Pegas taps in the UK market to offer bars, pubs and taprooms a faster and more efficient takeaway beer service.