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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.

Pisco Article
Pisco for a New Age   June 6, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Pisco, an unaged grape brandy produced in Peru and Chile, now is making another splash in San Francisco; it was there that the brandy first flourished in the late 19th century.

Where's My Beer?   May 31, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

It's getting warm in the East, but beer cocktails continue to be an oddity rather than a popular option. There's plenty of blame to go around as bartenders and beer companies both are lacking in enthusiasm, it seems.

Vodka Article
Butter Beer, Orange Soda and Bitters, Plus Vodka's Return   May 31, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Ingredient-driven drinks on seasonal cocktail menus find allies in butter, ice, summer quenchers and, of all things, vodka.

Damian Windsor Article
Domaine de Canton Names Finalists and San Francisco Cocktail Week Sets a Date   May 31, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Domaine de Canton sends 16 finalists to St. Martin, while "Experience Cognac" winner gets to go to France and a Chicago bartender receives $5,000.

Mark Grossich Article
Mark Grossich, The Man Behind the New York Curtain   May 31, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Mark Grossich heads up Hospitality Holdings, known for such high-flying New York City venues as The Campbell Apartment and the Empire Room. Now the company has reopened an outside lounge at one of the crossroads of the country — how do they do it?

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Article
The Cocktail Takes Manhattan    May 17, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The second annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic blew through New York, bringing with it bartenders, brand ambassadors and distillers from around the world.

Campfire Shake Article
Ingredients Drive the Drink   May 17, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Ingredients are driving drink menus everywhere these days, as shown by establishments' use of honey, basil, tomato juice, ice cream and even sweet(ish) tea.

Book cover Article
World Cocktail Week, pre-Manhattan Cocktail Classic Doings and gaz's Latest   May 17, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Bars across the globe marked World Cocktail Week while international bartenders made their way to New York for pre-Manhattan Cocktail Classic events. Plus, award results and a new book from the gazzer.

Stephan Berg Article
The Bitters Man Branches Out   May 17, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

In June 2006, Munich bartenders Stephan Berg and Alexander Hauck gave birth to the idea of producing and distributing cocktail bitters on a large scale. By August 2006, the two released their first products through their new company, The Bitter Truth.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Does the Drink Make the Bartender?   May 3, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Drowning in spring recipes, Jack Robertiello wonders which came first: the ingredients or the bartender?

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