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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.


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Spirits and Cocktail Programs, Parties and More   March 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Nightclub & Bar hosts Professional Series at Tales of the Cocktail; TOTC's Cocktail Apprentice Program; Leblon Bartender's Masquerade Ball; DISCUS Craft Distiller program and much more.

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Your Guide to Bar Profits   March 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Sullivan University offers beverage management degree program; Robert Plotkin offers wisdom on bar profitability; and the Happy Hour phone app helps guests find bars.

Open For Business sign Article
Bar News Extra: Openings and Cocktail Menus   March 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Baltimore's Pazo launches Cupcakes and Cocktails; La Descarga opens in East Hollywood; Chef Kerry Simon introduces LA Market; and Richard Boccato and Giuseppe Gonzalez to open Painkiller.

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Charitable and Educational Cocktail Events   March 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Elixir hosts fundraiser for Museum of the American Cocktail and Barbary Coast Conservancy; Chicago’s Elate joins Veev’s Treetini program; D.C.’s Occidental hosts cocktail classes; and more.

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Recession-Friendly Bar Menus   March 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Here’s a sampling of the new bar menus from Occidental Grill & Seafood in Washington, D.C., Chicago’s N9NE Steakhouse, D.C.’s Founding Farmers and Heathman Restaurant and Bar in Portland, Ore.

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Contemporary Tequila   March 8, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Tequila is making a comeback amongst discerning drinkers and enthused bartenders who explore all the Mexican spirit has to offer.

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Classes, Products Help Create Perfect Cocktail   February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

BarSmarts Advanced expands; The Passenger's Derek Brown continues cocktail seminars; and new products from: Uber Bar Tools, Perfect Puree Beverage Artistry and Beauty Bar Vodka.

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Vodka Competitions in Finland, Tiki Seminars in Greece    February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Patricia Richards placed fourth at Finlandia Vodka Cup; Stan Vadrna and Jeff “Beachbum” Berry create “Bum Berry’s and Captain Vadrna’s Faux-Tropical Bar School,” a four-day Tiki Bar immersion course.

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Flavored Vodkas Flood the Market   February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

They won’t bring you customers, but I recommend creative bartenders sample new flavored vodkas anyway to know the market and to serve as a replacement for sweet cordials.

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Points of Reference   February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Recipes from Cognac Summit available; Gary and Mardee Haidin Regan's Book of Bourbon re-released; American Distilling Institute conference scheduled; craft distilling course planned.



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