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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.


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...

Tart N' Sand Article
Are Barrel-aged Cocktails in your Future?   March 8, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

It’s hard to ignore the explosion of barrel-aged cocktails, though I confess I have tried. But with even mainstream bars getting on the bandwagon, it’s clear that our friend Tony Conigliaro has started something big...

James Beard Award Article
Bartenders - James Beard Nominees, Pop-uppers, Traveling Pioneers   March 8, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Four bartenders named Beard award nominees, the Museum of the American Cocktail sets spring sessions, and the "Pioneers in Mixology" travel the country...

Jackson Cannon Article
NCB's Bartender of the Year Jackson Cannon Speaks!   March 8, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The headman at Boston's cocktail destination Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar picks up his NCB Bartender of the Year Award this week. He talks about what it takes to keep both operations lively...

Vodka Article
From Vodka With Love   March 7, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

When the recession hit, operators trimmed the number of vodka brands on their backbars, and as serious mixology expands its impact, an expansive vodka selection often is an afterthought when new bars and restaurants open.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Taste them All, Taste them Twice   March 4, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Spirit tastings sound like fun (and they are) but they work best as a way to find out whether what you think you know is matched in the bottle...



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