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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.


Hyatt Hotels Creates Customizable Beverage Menu Across the Chain's Multiple Brands Article
Hyatt Creates Customizable Beverage Menu   July 21, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

How do you keep beverage menus fresh and local in units located in many major and minor markets? Let them do it themselves, and that approach won Hyatt Hotels and Resorts the 2014 VIBE Vista Award for best menu program.

Classic Caipirinha Cocktail from Brazil Blog
Sell Many World Cup Cachaça Cocktails?   July 8, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Cachaça makers had hoped all the attention on Brazil would boost the country's favorite spirit in the U.S. How much did you manage to sell?

The Wine Genome Project By Constellation Brands Article
Project Genome Identifies Wine Drinker Segments   July 7, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

The latest wave of information from Constellation Brands' Project Genome has insight useful for beverage executives looking to understand their customers better.

Le Fous Brew Walt dDsney World Article
A Non-Alcohol Affair   July 7, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts took home the 2014 VIBE Vista Award for best non-alcohol program among its peers because they went the extra mile to satisfy today's family needs for many non-alcohol options.

Spirits worth Adding to Your Back Bar Article
Spirits Worth Adding to Your Back Bar   June 24, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

The flood of new spirits entering the US market can be confusing: here are a few recent editions that stand out and are worth the trouble to consider adding to your back bar.

Wine Program at Olive Garden Article
Revitalizing Wine Programs at Olive Garden    June 23, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

That’s what’s foremost on the minds of the folks at Darden, who recently announced the latest steps in trying to revive declining sales at Olive Garden - will they help?

Hard Rock Cafe Article
Hard Rock Rocks Out   June 23, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Winner of the 2014 VIBE Vista award for best chain special event, brought the special drinks from their giant rock festival to every guest around the world.

Canadian Whisky Article
Canadian Whisky: As Good as it Gets   June 10, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Canadian whisky hasn't taken much part in the cocktail renaissance, but there are at least a couple - Lot No. 40 especially - worth including.

Tap Handles Blog
Brew News You Can Use   June 9, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Imported beers overall rose last year, but it was almost all down to the continuing success of major Mexican brews in the US. Here are two recent bits of beer news worth pondering.

Carolina Ale House Article
Carolina Ale House Makes Menus Work   June 9, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Winner of the 2014 VIBE Vista award for best menu, the regional chain boosted sales through concise and savvy redesign.



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