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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.

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?

Red Robin Article
Beer Cocktails In Cool Cans   June 10, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Red Robin's recent effort to create signature beer cocktails may not be earth-shaking, but they are a start.

Ruth's Chris Steak House Article
Ruth's Chris Profits From Wine Dinners    June 10, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The upscale steak house chain took home the 2013 VIBE Vista award by making wine dinners hot once again.

Highball Glasses Blog
The Time Is Right For Long Drinks   May 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Summer means thirstier patrons, and while most bars and restaurants rely on beer to carry the weight, long drinks are where the creativity and money are!

Wine Institute Article
"Green" Wine Makes Great Sense   May 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Increasingly, new studies confirm that wine drinkers show that they care more than average consumers about environmental issues, specifically sustainable and organic practices. Does your wine list reflect that?

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