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 |  Wine

Quinta do Noval introduces Cedro do Noval Douro white into the UK market

The wine is a blend of Viosinho (65%) and Gouveio (35%) from the 2019 harvest grown on the steeply terraced vineyards of Quinta do Noval.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

St-Rémy brandy unveils Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish edition

French brandy St-Rémy has launched the fifth expression of its Cask Finish Collection aged in oloroso Sherry casks.

News |  People & Places

Diego Planeta dies aged 80

Leading Sicilian wine entrepreneur Diego Planeta has died at the age of 80.

News |  Beer & Cider

Bid Drop brewery adds new 0.5% abv golden ale to its range

Low-abv beer specialist Big Drop has unveiled Fieldhopper, the latest addition to its range.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ballantine’s launches 7yo Bourbon Finish whisky

Leading Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s has just launched a new special edition.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beavertown unveils limited-edition DIPA - and matching playlist

Clocking in at 8.5% abv, From The Deep DIPA is Beavertown brewery's latest special-release beer.

News |  Beer & Cider

BrewDog writes another chapter in the world's-strongest-beer saga

After a decade-long race to brew the world’s strongest beer, BrewDog has teamed up with German brewery Schorschbräu to create its strongest beer ever.

News |  People & Places

New programme launched to help Glasgow's hospitality and tourism industries

Industry group Experience Glasgow is set to launch The Glasgow Talent Programme, a range of initiatives to support the city’s hospitality and tourism 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: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Ballantine’s launches 7yo Bourbon Finish whisky

Leading Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s has just launched a new special edition.

News |  Beer & Cider

Beavertown unveils limited-edition DIPA - and matching playlist

Clocking in at 8.5% abv, From The Deep DIPA is Beavertown brewery's latest special-release beer.

News |  Beer & Cider

BrewDog writes another chapter in the world's-strongest-beer saga

After a decade-long race to brew the world’s strongest beer, BrewDog has teamed up with German brewery Schorschbräu to create its strongest beer ever.

News |  People & Places

New programme launched to help Glasgow's hospitality and tourism industries

Industry group Experience Glasgow is set to launch The Glasgow Talent Programme, a range of initiatives to support the city’s hospitality and tourism industries.

News |  Wine

Entries open for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2021

After yet another successful year, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has opened the entries for its 2021 edition.

News |  Mixers & More

Heineken steps into the hard seltzer category

Brewing giant Heineken has just entered the hard seltzer category with the launch of the Pure Piraña brand.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Black Tot Rum commemorates Black Tot Day’s 50th anniversary with limited edition

Bottled at full navy strength (54.5% abv) with no sugar added and non-chill filtered, only 5,000 bottles of the new Black Tot Anniversary have been produced.

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Applications open for the 2020-2022 Liberty Wines Apprentice programme

Leading wine merchant Liberty Wines has opened the applications for the next round of its its Apprentice scheme.

News |  Wine

Entries open for the Sommelier Wine Awards 2021

After yet another successful year, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) has opened the entries for its 2021 edition.

News |  Mixers & More

Heineken steps into the hard seltzer category

Brewing giant Heineken has just entered the hard seltzer category with the launch of the Pure Piraña brand.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Black Tot Rum commemorates Black Tot Day’s 50th anniversary with limited edition

Bottled at full navy strength (54.5% abv) with no sugar added and non-chill filtered, only 5,000 bottles of the new Black Tot Anniversary have been produced.

News |  Wine

Applications open for the 2020-2022 Liberty Wines Apprentice programme

Leading wine merchant Liberty Wines has opened the applications for the next round of its its Apprentice scheme.