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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.


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.

Summer Cocktails Article
It's Time to Change Your Summer Drink Menu   May 27, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Two recent drink menus, one with a moonshine-based limited time offering and another placing apertif cocktails front and center, show that changing the menu need not be a hassle.

Red Lobster Article
Changes on the Horizon for Three Iconic Restaurant Chains   May 27, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Significant change is on the way, as the companies decided to sell out to private investment firms and a casual dining chain looks to enhance their beverage offerings.

W Hotel Living Room Lounge Article
W Makes Cocktails Key   May 27, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

2014 VIBE Vista Award winner for best spirits program, the W Hotel chain created a set of recipes with the help of a top level mixologist that set the stage for growth.

Beer and Food Pairing Article
Savor Your Beer and Food Together   May 13, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Restaurants that make the effort to pair and suggest brews and dishes together show their customers they are smart about what they serve and want to share that knowledge.

Howard Johnson's Blog
Who is the next Howard Johnson's?   May 12, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

An iconic restaurant brand from the 1960s and 1970s, Howard Johnson's disappeared from the dining and drinking scene like a dinosaur. Will it happen again?

Ruth's Chris Wine Dinner Article
Ruth's Chris Puts Wine at the Core    May 12, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Winner of the 2014 VIBE Vista Award for best chain restaurant wine program, Ruth's Chris Steak House made the grade by paying attention to all facets of service, marketing, training and merchandising of wine.

Lime Blog
Perfect Timing: A Lime Shortage on Cinco de Mayo   April 29, 2014
By: Jack Robertiello

Weather or cartel-caused, who cares? The price of limes is through the roof, and operators need to figure out a solution.



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