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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.


White Lady Article
Classic Cocktail Menus, Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program and NRA's 2011 Trends    December 14, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Kathy Casey Food Studios launches an international classics cocktail menu at Fairmont Hotels. Applications are open for Canadian bartenders to join TOC Cocktail Apprentice Program. NRA shares its top 20 menu trends for 2011.

Nick Nelson Article
Shake-off in Finland   December 14, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

There's no start or finish to the bartender competition season - today, it's an endless cycle of opportunity. We check in with one of the original international competitions.

Glass of whiskey on the rocks Article
Living Luxe   December 8, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

A focus on the high end of the pricing spectrum might fly in the face of the recent economic trends, but it seems to be the norm among new cocktail-oriented bars.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Books for Bartenders   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

More than ever, the bartender's trade relies on books both old and new. A few recommended volumes as gift-giving season approaches...

Milk & Honey Article
Vodka Cup and World's Best Bars   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Five of the world's best bars (as voted by 700 bar pros) are in New York City, and the call is out for entries in the Finlandia Vodka Cup.

Catherine Lombardi cocktail bar Article
New Drink Menus and an Italian-style Program   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The Catherine Lombardi in New Brunswick, NJ, and the Franklin Investment and Mortgage Co. in Philly try on new menus, while in Chicago, The Florentine goes Italian.

Ristretto Article
New Spirits, Apps and Websites Worth Trying   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Bartenders Kim Haasarud and Dushan Zaric roll out some new ventures, while suppliers are offering a few new spirits worth sipping.

repeal day Article
Repeal Day Parties, Manhattan Fellowships and Tales on the Road   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Repeal Day parties are planned in Seattle, New York, DC and SF, while the Manhattan Cocktail Classic takes shape, and Tales of the Cocktail ventures beyond the Big Easy.

David Nepove and H. Joseph Ehrmann Article
Behind the Scenes at SF Cocktail Week   November 30, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Now one of America's favorite cocktail commemorations, San Francisco Cocktail Week has made its mark. Co-founder H. Joseph Ehrmann shares his thoughts on its origins and development.

Jack Robertiello Blog
Cocktails Go Culinary    November 16, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Cocktails get a culinary twist — a few of them unexpected — with iceberg lettuce water, beef jus and the famed Italian ham; plus gaz regan comes a callin'.



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