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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.

Yael Vengoff Article
Appleton Estate Reserve Competition and the Ladies of LUPEC   July 12, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The Appleton Estate Reserve competition is back, the ladies of LUPEC get busy and the gazzer wants your help.

Tokio Pub Article
East Meets West Meets Midwest   July 12, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

There's a new izakaya in Chicagoland. Tokio Pub has been updated by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, meaning a lot of thought went into beverages as well as food. We spoke to Beverage Director Jill Koval about what it took:

Nolet's Gin drink Article
Gin's Back on the Menu   June 28, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

With summer's heat comes the desire for long, tall drinks, and gin is a great place to start.

Nolet's Article
What's In My Gin?   June 28, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

There's a new world of gin out there, and it's as different from London dry as any veteran tippler can imagine. Following is a little guide to help you figure out a few dozen of them:

Winning cocktail Article
Pros at Tales, Canton and G'Vine Crown Winners and New Spirits   June 28, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Two major competitions wrapped up recently, some new spirits are worth checking out and don't forget to sign up soon for the NCB Pro-Series Seminars at Tales of the Cocktail!

Evan Wallace Article
Evan Wallace Talks Bubbles   June 28, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Evan Wallace, the man behind the Perlage Champagne Preservation System, has been working for some time on a new prototype for professional drink carbonation. It's just about ready to pop...

Beer Glass Article
Beer Cocktails: Seek and You Shall Find   June 14, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Bartenders are doing more than their share to accustom American guests to the idea of mixing beer with other ingredients for something different — sometimes something better. But the suppliers, on the other hand...

James Bond cocktail Article
The Pros at Tales, an NYC Bar Crawl and Jim Meehan's "Woody"   June 14, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Check out the Pro Series headliners at the upcoming Tales of the Cocktail, get ready for a giant NYC bar crawl and visit The Savoy for a new James Bond-inspired cocktail!

Bobby Heugel Article
Act Locally, Drink Locally   June 14, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

What would bars be like if they returned to the days when local tradition was everything? Bobby Heugel of Anvil Bar and Refuge in Houston had something similar in mind when he prepared his summer menu.

Pope & Solomon Article
Cuffs & Buttons, Infused with Spirit   June 14, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The brain trust behind Cuffs & Buttons, a New York City-based craft-cocktail consultancy, mixes classic sensibility with technological advances to create drinks for demanding events. What does it take to serve infused cocktails to 300 people?

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