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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.

Beer Article
More Bad News For Beer?   November 11, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Consumer trends are shifting when it comes to beverage alcohol, and some causes for beer's slow slide - as well as potential bright spots - can be found in a recent survey.

Tequila Article
Tequila Learns A Lesson From Whiskey   October 29, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Barrel finishes have been tried with great success in Scotland, Kentucky and Canada for years. Only recently has the trend been tackled in Mexico, and now Herradura is back with their second try. It's a sign of changes in Jalisco.

Chili's Tablet Article
Chain Operators Take On Tablets, Cut Wine Prices And Contemplate Divorce   October 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

In the post-recession financial environment, every possible change and innovation is on the table. That could include making ordering easier, cutting food and wine prices to spur traffic, and getting smaller.

Beer Article
Restaurant Trends Slow, Especially In Beer   October 28, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Restaurant traffic and sales turned weaker in the third quarter, according to a recent report, and chains have another worry, as beer's 2013 isn't looking so good either.

Cereal Infused Cocktails Article
Cocoa Puffs In Cocktails at Brunch?    October 15, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The idea of infusing spirits with something sweet has returned, in a method that probably needs to be sampled to be understood. Enter, cereal infused spirits used in cocktails that taste good, and actually highlight the cereal.

Flavored Whiskey Blog
Fascinating New Whiskey Flavors    October 14, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Spurred by the success of the various honeyed whisky brands and the booming Red Stag, whiskey makers have unleashed a flood of new flavored releases this fall.

Romano's Wine Article
Romano’s Realigns Wine and Food    October 14, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Restaurant chains have been slow to make major changes to their wine lists, preferring instead to tweak lists at the edges. However, the Ignite Restaurant Group decided it was time to realign the food and beverage concept more in line with the basic Italian dining philosophy of wine matching food.

Hot Cocktail Article
Reinvigorating Winter Warmers    October 1, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

While most bars are just putting in to place or thinking about their fall menus, it’s also time to think about how to make the full transition to those darker, richer, more robust flavors of winter. To do so properly, think “hot.”

JIMMY at The James Chicago Blog
Hotel Bars Forging The Way   September 30, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

Hotel bars and restaurants have a distinct challenge these days, as food and dining tourism continually attract their customers to seek out new venues even if the hotel provides great options.

Buffalo Wind Wings Article
Buffalo Wild Wings Responsible Beverage Service    September 30, 2013
By: Jack Robertiello

The work done by numerous restaurant chains to handle training young staffers how to monitor guest consumption deserves attention of the entire industry. And Buffalo Wild Wings has consistently worked on improving their compliance and adoption of responsible service guidelines.

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