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Jack Robertiello

Contributing Writer


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.


Adam Kanter Article
In Philly, Rum Means Rum Bar    April 19, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

It's not easy to build a spirit-focused bar program in beer-mad Philadelphia, but Adam Kanter's Rum Bar has become a tropical drinker's paradise.

Scotch glass Article
Spirits Competitions Name Winners   April 5, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The two top U.S. overall spirits competitions named the best of the best in the past month, and the category winners reveal a few surprises; plus, do consumers get a voice?

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Spring Menus, Part Deux   April 5, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Cherries, bitters, gin, sparkling wine and Tiki: Are these the new signs of spring drinking?

USBG logo Article
USBG Honors Long Time Members   April 5, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The United States Bartenders' Guild honors 12 longtime members and grants six lifetime member awards.

Sheldon Wiley Article
Classic Tix, San Diego Competitions and the Guinness World Record drinkmaker   April 5, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Events and panels are shaping up at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, San Diego gets into the bartender-competition swing with two in two days, St-Germain launches new bartender support program, and meet the world's drink-makingest bartender.

Allison Dedianko Article
Belvedere Brand Ambassador Contest Winner Takes Off    April 5, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Allison Dedianko's life is undergoing a major metamorphosis as she moves from NYC bartender to a one-year, $100,000 gig as Belvedere Vodka's global brand ambassador...

Gin Joint Article
How Select Sodas Can Give your Beverage Program an Upgrade    March 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

No matter how high the quality of the other ingredients, what your long drinks are finished with tells how serious you are about quality.

Flowers Article
Spring is Here, and Menus are Blooming   March 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Not much fruit yet, but spring bar menus are starting to emerge like crocuses in the snow. In fact, flowers are joining preserves, and punch service is showing flexibility

Adam Seger Article
Adam Seger's Hand-Crafted Spirits   March 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Adam Seger is one of a handful of working bartenders who have also managed to craft their own spirit, though Seger has also opened the door to a category worthy of modern tastes...

Shake it Up! Article
The Shake it Up! Winner and Even More to Come   March 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Bartender contest season hits full stride with some big paydays, from the Shake it Up! Competition at the NCB show in Vegas to upcoming throwdowns in France, St. Marten and elsewhere...



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