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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Chase Distillery has just given hard seltzers a British twist

Last month, Herefordshire-based distillery Chase embraced the hard seltzer trend with the release of its range of Gin Seltzers. Jacopo Mazzeo caught up with James Chase to explore how the distillery developed a product tailored for the UK market.

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Forest Road brewery to open new site in London’s Bermondsey

Forest Road’s new brewery will open in South Bermondsey, on top the spot that used to host historical tea company, The Mazawattee.

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Trade associations dispute speculations that pubs would have to close again

Trade associations reacted to claims that pubs in England may need to close again to allow schools to reopen in September, calling for more clarity on the matter and warning the government on its potentially devastating consequences.

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Majority of hospitality businesses join Eat Out to Help Out scheme

According to a survey conducted by trade body UKHospitality, the majority of Britain’s hospitality businesses are joining the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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Champagne Bollinger launches La Grande Année Rosé 2012 in the UK

Following the launch in February 2020, the 2012 vintage of the Champagne house’s prestige rosé has now been introduced onto the UK market.

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Stoli Vodka launches Harvey Milk Limited Edition to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community

Premium vodka brand Stoli has unveiled a new limited edition dedicated to American politician Harvey Milk.

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Camden Town Brewery releases Ride On Ginger Radler

Camden Town Brewery has partnered with pressed juice brand Moju to create Ride On Ginger Radler.

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Hattingley Valley releases still Pinot Noir

It's the Hampshire-based winery's secondary iteration of its Still by Hattingley range.

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

Champagne Bollinger launches La Grande Année Rosé 2012 in the UK

Following the launch in February 2020, the 2012 vintage of the Champagne house’s prestige rosé has now been introduced onto the UK market.

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

Stoli Vodka launches Harvey Milk Limited Edition to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community

Premium vodka brand Stoli has unveiled a new limited edition dedicated to American politician Harvey Milk.

News |  Beer & Cider

Camden Town Brewery releases Ride On Ginger Radler

Camden Town Brewery has partnered with pressed juice brand Moju to create Ride On Ginger Radler.

News |  Wine

Hattingley Valley releases still Pinot Noir

It's the Hampshire-based winery's secondary iteration of its Still by Hattingley range.

News |  Beer & Cider

SIBA reveals winners of its inaugural Digital Beer Awards

Imbibe took part in judging the Society of Independent Brewers' (SIBA) 2020 awards, which was entered by over 180 British breweries.

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Deliveroo unveils new dine-in ordering tool for on-trade venues

Leading food delivery firm Deliveroo has launched Table Service, a new contactless dine-in tool that allows customers to order via the Deliveroo app in pubs, bars and restaurants.

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Size matters: The Small Brewers Duty Relief's makeover

Last week, the government announced a new proposal to reduce the threshold at which the Small Brewers Duty Relief (SBR) starts to taper, from 5,000hl down to 2,100hl. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at what consequences this might have on Britain's small breweries.

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Review: Taboadella - Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão

Led by winemaker Luisa Amorim, Taboadella is the Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão region. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at the wines.

News |  Beer & Cider

SIBA reveals winners of its inaugural Digital Beer Awards

Imbibe took part in judging the Society of Independent Brewers' (SIBA) 2020 awards, which was entered by over 180 British breweries.

News |  People & Places

Deliveroo unveils new dine-in ordering tool for on-trade venues

Leading food delivery firm Deliveroo has launched Table Service, a new contactless dine-in tool that allows customers to order via the Deliveroo app in pubs, bars and restaurants.

News |  Beer & Cider

Size matters: The Small Brewers Duty Relief's makeover

Last week, the government announced a new proposal to reduce the threshold at which the Small Brewers Duty Relief (SBR) starts to taper, from 5,000hl down to 2,100hl. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at what consequences this might have on Britain's small breweries.

News |  Wine

Review: Taboadella - Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão

Led by winemaker Luisa Amorim, Taboadella is the Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão region. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at the wines.