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Jack Robertiello

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Jack Robertiello

Frequently writing and consulting about spirits, Jack Robertiello also judges at events including the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Rum Fest, and Spirits of Mexico.


The Original Small Batch Bourbon - Booker's Blog
25 Years of Booker's Small Batch    December 9, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

It’s hard to imagine today, but things looked pretty bleak around 25 years ago when Booker Noe selected the first barrels of bourbon from what he considered the sweet spot.

Pay-for-Play Gets Added Scrutiny Article
Pay-for-Play Gets Added Scrutiny   December 8, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Massachusetts regulators have launched an investigation into whether beer distributors, brewers, and retailers are violating state law by agreeing to promote certain beers at bars and liquor stores in exchange for payments that freeze out competitors.

Bud Light Up for Whatever Campaign Article
Bud Light Looks to Millennials   December 8, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello,Nightclub & Bar

AB InBev has decided that the time is ripe to try to get millennial consumers on board with the King of Beers with their “Up for Whatever” campaign.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room Article
Starbucks New Coffeehouse Experience    December 8, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Starbucks goes bigger with their first Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room - and beer and wine are just around the corner.

National Restaurant Association What's Hot in 2015 Article
What Will 2015 Bring?   December 8, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

A recent chef survey, conducted by the National Restaurant Association, foresees more locally-sourced products, food pairings and culinary cocktails as hot trends in 2015.

Dougal Sharp - Innis & Gunn Brewers Article
Will Scottish Craft Beer Break into the US Market?   November 25, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Scottish ale is often considered a beer geek's dream, but what about when the style is brewed in its national home, and aged with oak as well?

Wine Consumption and Statistics Blog
Wine Consumption Grows Modestly   November 24, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

The U.S. wine market is expected to continue its long-term growth streak in 2014, at a modest 0.3 percent projected increase, adding just over 1 million cases to reach 322 million cases this calendar year.

Craft  Beer and Big Beer On-Premise Trends Article
Craft Brewers are Beating Big Beer   November 24, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

After years of depressing declines in sales, the beer industry could really use some good news. Unfortunately, big beer continues to sag on-premise but there is continued growth potential with Hispanic Millennials for craft.

PF Chang's Wine Passport Training Program Article
Traveling on PF Chang's "Wine Passport"    November 24, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

When wine servers don't know their tempranillo from their malbec, a little tune-up is in order, and that's what PF Chang's China Bistro has undertaken with their "Wine Passport" program.

Mae Governale, Oak + Char Article
How to Build a New Drink Menu   November 11, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

The drink menu for Chicago's new Oak + Char includes cocktails named after friends and supporters, and includes the culinary and quirky (a vegan frozen drink). We ask Mae Governale how she crafted the new menu.



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