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Guild Member Profile

Jacopo Mazzeo

Drinks Journalist & Consultant
  • Full member
  • Writing, Editing, Sub-Editing & Copywriting, Judging, Events, Training, Consulting, Photography, Market Research
  • South East
  • Associazione Degustatori Birra Professional Beer Sommelier Diploma; WSET Diploma (currently into 2nd semester)
  • Wine, Hospitality, Sommelier, Judging, Public Presentations, Food Matching, Travel & Tourism

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

  • Beer & Wine writer and international judge.
  • Best Young Beer Writer of the Year 2016.
  • WSET Diploma student
  • British Guild of Beer Writers director

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

I’m currently in charge of beer and wine at Imbibe Magazine. I am also an award-winning writer, international wine & beer judge, and Director of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

I have worked extensively in hospitality as a sommelier, my last Head Sommelier position being at THE PIG Hotel in Brockenhurst (Limewood Group). I developed my expertise by writing for magazines, tutoring tastings and organising events. Besides my involvement in the beverage sector, I am also a musicologist. I was awarded BA and MA at the University of Bologna (Italy) and the PhD at the University of Southampton (2016).

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

I’ve spent my entire life immersed in the captivating worlds of beer and wine, but it was only after I completed my PhD in Musicology that I decided to embrace the drinks industry full-time.

Throughout the years I’ve worked across different areas of the industry – including hospitality as a Head Sommelier, educator, market researcher. This mosaic of experiences is hugely beneficial to my work as a drinks journalist and consultant.

Although interested in all things fermented and distilled, my main expertise lies in wine and beer. I judge a number of international wine and beer competitions and I am Director of the British Guild of Beer Writers.

Before my move to freelancing, I was typing about wine, beer and spirits at Imbibe, the UK’s leading magazine for the on-trade drinks industry.

Want to work together?

Discover how I can help you or simply get in touch with me.

Pieces of work by Jacopo: