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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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.

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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.

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Smokehead to release special-edition rum cask finish

Islay single malt brand Smokehead has just unveiled Smokehead Rum Rebel, a special-edition whisky finished in Caribbean rum casks.

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Liberty Wines adds Rafael Palacios to its portfolio

Leading merchant Liberty Wines has been appointed agent for Valdeorras winery Rafael Palacios, formerly traded by Fields Morris & Verdin.

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Penryn Spirits unveils new botanical rum

Cornish distillery Penryn Spirits’ latest release, Bora, is a botanical rum explicitly aimed at gin drinkers.

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A medicinal mushroom beer has just launched

Fungtn beer range is brewed with myco adaptogens, a species of fungi that is been historically used for medicinal purposes.

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

Smokehead to release special-edition rum cask finish

Islay single malt brand Smokehead has just unveiled Smokehead Rum Rebel, a special-edition whisky finished in Caribbean rum casks.

News |  Wine

Liberty Wines adds Rafael Palacios to its portfolio

Leading merchant Liberty Wines has been appointed agent for Valdeorras winery Rafael Palacios, formerly traded by Fields Morris & Verdin.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Penryn Spirits unveils new botanical rum

Cornish distillery Penryn Spirits’ latest release, Bora, is a botanical rum explicitly aimed at gin drinkers.

News |  Beer & Cider

A medicinal mushroom beer has just launched

Fungtn beer range is brewed with myco adaptogens, a species of fungi that is been historically used for medicinal purposes.

News |  Beer & Cider

West Coast IPA: UK vs US challenge

It’s the king of craft beer styles, but claims to the West Coast IPA crown are many and varied. Jacopo Mazzeo takes some time to assess and taste an array of contenders from both sides of the Atlantic, with the help of two of the UK’s most discerning beer communicators.

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New Stambecco Maraschino Amaro enters the UK market

Wine and spirits company Biggar and Leith has unveiled its new amaro brand, Stambecco Maraschino.

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No- and low-abv beer specialist Sobersauce launches

Sobersauce is a new e-commerce service exclusively dedicated to the no and low beer category.

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Glen Moray distillery’s new wine-finish whiskies

Glen Moray has unveiled three new limited edition ‘wine-finish’ expressions for its 2020 Distillery Edition release.

News |  Beer & Cider

West Coast IPA: UK vs US challenge

It’s the king of craft beer styles, but claims to the West Coast IPA crown are many and varied. Jacopo Mazzeo takes some time to assess and taste an array of contenders from both sides of the Atlantic, with the help of two of the UK’s most discerning beer communicators.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

New Stambecco Maraschino Amaro enters the UK market

Wine and spirits company Biggar and Leith has unveiled its new amaro brand, Stambecco Maraschino.

News |  Beer & Cider

No- and low-abv beer specialist Sobersauce launches

Sobersauce is a new e-commerce service exclusively dedicated to the no and low beer category.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Glen Moray distillery’s new wine-finish whiskies

Glen Moray has unveiled three new limited edition ‘wine-finish’ expressions for its 2020 Distillery Edition release.