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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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Rum's Renaissance   May 11, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Rum is making a comeback in a big way, especially with the help of a few creative bartenders. Here are some examples of ways to take rum beyond the standard drink.

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Rum's Punch   May 10, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

It’s not surprising that rum is finally ready for a comeback. Its heyday ended in a flood of poorly crafted blender drinks, but young bartenders have shown special interest in the spirit.

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Your Bar on TV   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

A major cable TV network is looking for bars in trouble to appear on a new reality show. If selected, a team of specialists will come to your establishment to pinpoint and help solve problems.

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge judges Article
Ultimate Winners, Cocktail Week and Top Gin Bartenders   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Here are the winners of the spirits contest the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge, information on World Cocktail Week and the 12 global finalists in the G’Vine Connoisseur Program.

Hatchi Mix Series Article
Cocktail Menus and Hatchi Mixology   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Sasha Petraske's menu at new cocktail lounge Ranstead Room; LA's Breadbar debuts monthly “Hatchi Mix” guest mixologist series; and at Vermilion, bar manager Laura Secker creates monthly cocktails.

N9NE Steakhouse Ultimate Margarita Article
Bar Stars, High-Price Margs and Beertails   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Julie Reiner's new location in Manhattan, Charlotte Voisey serves drinks on “Top Chef Masters,” N9NE Steakhouse's “Ultimate Margarita” and BoomBozz Pizza & Taphouse's beer cocktails.

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Inside AmericanCocktails.com: A Q&A with Robert Plotkin   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Drink know-it-all Robert Plotkin has just rolled out Americancocktails.com, so it seemed like a good time to check in with him. Here he explains the secrets behind the site.

Jacob Grier Article
New Menus, Products and More   May 4, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Sushisamba debuted a menu of signature cocktails; ABSOLUT attempts to reengage bartenders; Dushan Zaric and Jason Kosmas launch Employees Only Brands; and Lucas Bols USA names Jacob Grier Portland area brand ambassador.

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Drink Menu Redesigns   April 20, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

From complete overhauls to spring-themed concoctions, bars and lounges across the country are releasing new cocktail menus. Find out what’s happening at hotspots all over the U.S.

Robert Plotkin Article
Tools for Success: Newsletters, Seminars and Whipped Cream   April 20, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Sign up for Robert Plotkin's and gaz regan's newsletters; the world’s first alcohol-infused whipped cream; and last chance to sign up for the “Successful Beverage Management” seminar.



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