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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.


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...

USBG Article
USBG Courses and Exams at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show   February 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

While attending the NCB Show this year, make sure you sign up for and check out what courses and exams are going on this year.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Someone's Got to Pay...   February 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The short story of one man, a hostage credit card and why understaffed bars lose money being cheap about staffing...

Swan Dive Article
Southern Fried Drinking   February 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Do we really still drink regionally? Certain habits die hard, but as bartenders work hard at being both seasonal and local, there are some ingredient trends worth noting. Take the Southeast...

NCB Show Article
NCB Show Mixology Seminars, Women's Day Celebrations and New Spirits   February 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Many mixology sessions worth checking out at the NCB Show in Las Vegas right around the corner. Plus, LUPEC does NYC, and mezcals, piscos and other new spirits...

Cynthia Gold Article
Tea Time at the Bar   February 22, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

Many bartenders have played with black, green and scented teas as an ingredient, often to mixed success. Tea sommelier Cynthia Gold comes at tea and spirits from the other side, and shares some tips...

USBG Article
USBG and Tuaca Liqueur Announce 1st Annual USBG Drinks & Ink Competition   February 8, 2011
By: Jack Robertiello

The USBG and Tuaca Liqueur announce the launch of the 1st Annual USBG Drinks & Ink Competition presented by Tuaca.



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