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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.


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?

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

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

Margarita Article
Tequila Takes Center Stage   May 3, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The cocktail and agave revolutions have merged, and a new range of drinks far from the classic Margarita are ready to roll.

Evan Hawkins Article
Tattoos and Cocktails, eBooks Roll Out and Competition Winners   May 3, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Manhattan Cocktail Classic names fellows, National Restaurant Association's competition down to semi-finalists and two U.S. Bartenders' Guild competitions crown winners.

Mariena Mercer Article
Mariena Mercer, 21st Century Cosmo Woman   May 3, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas faced a high bar of expectations when it opened last fall. At the multi-level Chandelier, general manager and property mixologist Mariena Mercer has shot right over the top.

Strainer Article
Swizzle, Shake & Strain   May 2, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Like most culinary trends, local currents drive much of what happens behind the bar. Trends in drinking and trends in bar tools go hand in hand. Today’s bar toolbox is somewhat different from that of years past and continues to evolve in new directions.

Pintao Thumb Article
Rum, Defined   May 2, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Now that rum has established its reputation as something more than just a good-time beverage, there are compelling reasons to look at the various regional styles available. Here are some rules worth knowing about who makes what.

Abueloita Rum Article
Rum Rocks the Nation   May 2, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Rum is gaining legions of fans as some distillers offer new flavors and age expressions, while others work hard at developing the United States as a market for older and more sophisticated rums.



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