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Guild Member Profile

Jacopo Mazzeo

News & Online Editor at Imbibe
  • Full member
  • Beer and Wine Writing. Long Features, Op Eds, News
  • 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 enjoy to be part of an association where people, despite their different approaches and diverse backgrounds, all work towards the common goal of promoting beer as a quality product.

Pieces of work by Jacopo: