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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.

Sotto 13 Cocktail Article
Do-It-Yourself Cocktails   July 23, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Bars can always ask their customers what they really want - and even allow them to make the drinks themselves.

Sangria Article
Sangria Makes Summer Sense   July 22, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

It's only wine punch in a pitcher, and getting it right might be the perfect way to elevate and accelerate summer wine sales.

Interstate Hotels & Resorts Article
Interstate Moves The Speakeasy Under Their Roof   July 22, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Hotel bars, even those in less populated areas, are increasingly under pressure to keep their guests fed and watered with quality offerings. VIBE Vista award winner Interstate Hotels & Resorts does it with a new menu that takes aim at craft cocktails.

Photo Courtesy of Acadiana Article
Novel Cocktails On Summer Menus   July 9, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Slushees, Rickeys and long, cold drinks are what set the trend for summer drinking, as bars punch up their summer programs.

Sherry Article
On The Hunt For The New Unique    July 8, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Derek Brown and Steve Olson are well-known in the Beverage World, and now they each have a new operation: one a Washington, DC, Sherry Bar, and the other, soon to come, a modest sized NYC location making tough choices based on food suitability.

Ruby Tuesday Article
Ruby Tuesday Reinvents Their Beverage Menu...    July 8, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

...and the results turned up the heat on beverage sales across categories, one reason the chain took home this year's VIBE Vista award for Best Beverage Menu.

Guinness Article
Drinking in Dublin   June 25, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The Irish whiskey boom is more than an American phenomenon, and with new distilleries on the rise and big players like Beam Global planning big things for its new brands, what people are drinking in Dublin and beyond deserves a look.

Chile Article
Chilean Wine On The Cusp   June 24, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Wines from Chile already have the reputation for value pricing, but now remarkable quality wines resulting from years of experimentation are starting to appear.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Article
Cruising Toward Wine Success   June 21, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Norwegian Cruise Lines, the winner of this year’s VIBE Vista award for best wine program among Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos, took the advice of one of the country's best-known women in wine when they tweaked their program.

Rum Cocktail Blog
Rum's Real Flavors   June 11, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

What growth there is in the rum category seems to be coming from spiced and flavored brands. Why don't Americans get how tasty real rum is?

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