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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Pouilly-Fuissé gets 22 premier cru vineyards

The French National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO) has officially approved the recognition of 22 premier cru ‘climats’ within the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.

News |  Beer & Cider

Signature Brands to distribute Edelweiss Weissbier in the UK

Signature Brands has signed an exclusive UK distribution agreement for leading Austrian wheat beer Edelweiss with its brewer, Brau Union and brand owner, Heineken.

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WSET registers remarkable growth in online candidate registrations

Leading global provider of wine, spirits and saké qualifications the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported a significant growth in online candidate registrations for the last academic year (2019/20).

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Symposium Spirits launches 'craft spirit pouring selection'

Independent spirits merchant Symposium has unveiled Merchant's Choice, a new 'craft spirit selection' aimed at providing bartenders an alternative to mainstream brands.

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New urban winery Gutter & Stars launches in Cambridge

Founded by winemaker and journalist Chris Wilson, new Cambridge urban winery Gutter & Stars is set to start production this month.

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A new 'English lager' from Adnams brewery

Tapping into the rising interest in the craft lager category, Suffolk-based Adnams brewery has unveiled a new ‘English lager’, dubbed Kobold.

News |  Beer & Cider

Nirvana Brewery and Square Root collaborate on new limited-edition beer

Low-abv beer specialist Nirvana Brewery has launched a limited-edition in collaboration with soda producers Square Root.

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Oregon's Alexana Winery enters the UK market

Premium Oregon winery Alexana has just entered the UK market through wine merchant The Vineyard Cellars.

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 |  Wine

New urban winery Gutter & Stars launches in Cambridge

Founded by winemaker and journalist Chris Wilson, new Cambridge urban winery Gutter & Stars is set to start production this month.

News |  Beer & Cider

A new 'English lager' from Adnams brewery

Tapping into the rising interest in the craft lager category, Suffolk-based Adnams brewery has unveiled a new ‘English lager’, dubbed Kobold.

News |  Beer & Cider

Nirvana Brewery and Square Root collaborate on new limited-edition beer

Low-abv beer specialist Nirvana Brewery has launched a limited-edition in collaboration with soda producers Square Root.

News |  Wine

Oregon's Alexana Winery enters the UK market

Premium Oregon winery Alexana has just entered the UK market through wine merchant The Vineyard Cellars.

News |  Wine

Bibendum adds New Zealand's Neudorf Vineyards to its portfolio

Leading distributor Bibendum Wine has announced the addition of New Zealand wine producer Neudorf Vineyards to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The Epicurean launches Rivesaltes Wine Finished Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky

Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled the third iteration in its Epicurean Wood Series of whiskies finished in Rivesaltes wine casks.

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Is wine education moving online for good?

The global pandemic, the lockdown and the crisis that followed has forced many businesses to rethink the way they operate. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with two of Britain's most successful wine educators to investigate why they've taken the decision to move most of their business online for good.

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New initiative to raise money for Lebanon launched

Renowned PR practitioner Madeleine Waters has launched an initiative to raise money in the wake of the Beirut explosion.

News |  Wine

Bibendum adds New Zealand's Neudorf Vineyards to its portfolio

Leading distributor Bibendum Wine has announced the addition of New Zealand wine producer Neudorf Vineyards to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

The Epicurean launches Rivesaltes Wine Finished Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky

Douglas Laing & Co has unveiled the third iteration in its Epicurean Wood Series of whiskies finished in Rivesaltes wine casks.

News |  Wine

Is wine education moving online for good?

The global pandemic, the lockdown and the crisis that followed has forced many businesses to rethink the way they operate. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with two of Britain's most successful wine educators to investigate why they've taken the decision to move most of their business online for good.

News |  Wine

New initiative to raise money for Lebanon launched

Renowned PR practitioner Madeleine Waters has launched an initiative to raise money in the wake of the Beirut explosion.