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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.


Amarula Cream Experiment Article
Cabana Bartender Olympics, Amarula Cream Experiment and Catdaddy Bar Chef Results   August 10, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

At Tales of the Cocktail, the West Coast team won the Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics, while the finals of the Amarula Cream Experiment and the Catdaddy Bar Chef Challenge both took place as well.

Gran Gala shakedown logo Article
Cocktail Competitions and ABSOLUT’s Bartender Auditions   August 10, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

DC Craft Bartenders Guild held a cocktail competition, Gran Gala and Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur launch bartender challenges and LXTV and ABSOLUT hold casting calls to find competitors for “On the Rocks” reality series.

Richard Leach Hurricane Club Article
Going “Beyond the Bar” — and the Kitchen   August 10, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Once suffering from a lack of attention, bartenders are suddenly TV fodder, and other culinarians are getting into the bartender act like Richard Leach, who's creating the drinks at NYC's Hurricane Club.

Popsicle cocktails Article
Hot Days and Happy Hours   August 10, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Check out the latest ways to cool down at Artisanal and Ofrenda in NYC and Anthony's Restaurants in Washington, as well happy hour menus available at Legal Sea Foods around D.C., Tidbit in Seattle and Terra Vista in Snoqualmie, Wash.

Distillation Still Article
Small is Beautiful   August 6, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

More than 160 craft distillers now operate in the U.S. today and more are on their way. But what’s in it for you? And how can you tap into the boutique spirit trend?

Bobby Heugel Anvil Article
The Importance of a Well-Made Menu   July 27, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

No one talks very much about the art of menu writing for the bar, and they should, I think. Two of my favorite thoughtful bartenders have recently released new menus worth examining.

InterContinental SF Top of the Mark bar Article
Playboy Picks Its Top Bars   July 27, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Playboy has come up with its list of America’s Best Bars, an odd mix of old school show places and the purposely obscure. Check out the list here, including the Continental Club in Austin, Mac’s Club Deuce in Miami Beach and the Map Room in Chicago.

Erik Lorincz Article
Diageo’s World Class Bartender and Geranium Gin’s Competition   July 27, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Diageo's World Class bartender finals in Athens, Greece, are finished, and the winner has been crowned - Erik Lorincz of London's Connaught Bar, and Geranium Gin targets Denmark with a national Gin Cocktail Competition.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic logo Article
Events, Ambassadors and Cocktail Cans   July 27, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Dates for the next Manhattan Cocktail Classic have been set for May 13-17, the 2010 SF Starchefs opening reception will feature top mixology minds, Erick Castro is now brand ambassador for Plymouth and Beefeater gins and Brother Jimmy’s BBQ restaurants in NYC feature Trashcan Punch.

MInt Mojito Article
Latin-Inspired Bars and a Ski Lodge in the Summer   July 27, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Nuela, a South American restaurant and ceviche bar, and Aspen Social Club, a modern ski lodge-inspired bar, both opened in New York City, while Estadio opened in D.C. and Vessel in Seattle celebrated Bastille Day.



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