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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.


Museum of the American Cocktail Logo Article
DC's Bartenders, SF's Barbary Women and the Museum of American Cocktail   November 16, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

In Washington, bars celebrate Repeal Day; in SF, women shake rye; across the country, it's time to re-up or join the Museum of the American Cocktail.

Chambeli cocktail Article
Last Chance for Canton Competition, Gran Gala Names Winner and Hawaii in SF    November 16, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The deadline for Domaine de Canton's Bartender of the Year competition has been extended, Gran Gala's "Shakedown" winner comes from KC, and SF meets Hawaii in a tropical contest.

Francesco Amodeo Article
The Secrets Behind Launching 25 Holiday Drinks   November 16, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

At Bibiana in Washington, D.C., Italian ingredients form the basis for a holiday menu of celebratory drinks. Beverage guy Francesco Amodeo shares what it takes to make it a success.

Square 1682 Article
Kimpton Hotels’ Square 1682 Rocks Philly   November 15, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

These days, the hotel operator looking to catch the moment is figuring out what the proprietor of a new restaurant looking to create a buzz knows: You can’t do it without a fabulous bar and lounge program.

Jack Robertiello Blog
How to Make Mexican Cocktails Without Tequila   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The Tippling Brothers faced a challenge: how to make contemporary cocktails without tequila or other strong spirits. Here's a look at how they did it.

Jackson Cannon Article
Don Q's Ambassador, Ethnic Cocktails and Fall's Flavors   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Serrallés appoints Esteban Ordoñez as its national brand man, ethnic cuisine meets cocktails in NYC and the flavors of fall are on the menu at Boston and D.C. bars.

Ultimate Cocktails, SPirits and Wine Blast Article
Ultimate Takes Manhattan, Tales Funds Bartenders and Learning PR Skills   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Ultimate Cocktails, Spirits & Wine Blast featured bar stars and spirits galore; TOTC announces scholarship fund and PR whiz Hanna Lee offers bartenders help with publicity basics.

Bibiana Washington DC Article
Fall Cocktails Hit Bars, While Others Count Down to Christmas   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The fall menu at Elixir features cranberries, apples and baking spices, Bibiana features Italian-inspired cocktails until Dec. 25 and Las Palmas' Margarita meets the Great Pumpkin.

Nightclub & Bar Awards Article
Last Chance for NCB Awards, Scotch-making and TV Barstars   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards close this week, Glenrothes offers whisky makers a week in Speyside and "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" is back.

Richard Leach Article
Pastry Chef Richard Leach on Tiki Today   November 2, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

New York City's The Hurricane Club is the latest of a number of bars featuring the lost art of Tiki but has something special: Pastry chef Richard Leach is in charge of the drinks.



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