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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.


Cognac Aroma Wheel Article
Cognac Summit, Casa Coctel, Coffee Cocktails and More   January 12, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Information on the 2010 International Cognac Summit, LeNell Smothers' Casa Coctel venture, Diageo's World Class 2010, India's Cafe Coffee Day's High Spirits menu and Brian Van Flandern’s award.

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Sherry Cocktails Shine at Vinos de Jerez Competition   January 12, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

What seemed a quixotic quest by Steve Olson to drag sherry back into the American bartender’s tool kit has succeeded, at least at the annual Vinos de Jerez competition. Here's the winning recipe.

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What’s on the Menu   January 12, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

New wine cocktails at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle; whiskey rules at Rye House in New York City; and Bill Codman's menu at Boston's Woodward, located inside the Ames Hotel.

Tad Carlucci Article
Drink Competitions and Events   January 12, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

The Benedictine cocktail competition finals, Museum of the American Cocktail's speaker lineup, Science of Cocktails events, Jupiter Hotel’s Iron Bartender competition and Jill DeGroff's opening exhibit.

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Fresh Perspective: Copa d’Oro’s Vincenzo Marianella   January 12, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

At his bar Copa d’Oro in Santa Monica, Calif., Vincenzo Marianella crafts drinks to order for his guests using a menu based on what’s freshest in the market each day. Here's how.

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A Cocktail History Lesson Online   December 15, 2009
By: Jack Robertiello

The Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans keeps getting better and better about making versions of its terrific exhibits available online.

Architectural Punch Bowl Article
Toasting Jerez, Supersize Punchbowls & Black Friday   December 15, 2009
By: Jack Robertiello

Information on: the upcoming finals of 2009 Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition, Bompas & Parr's world's largest drinkable punchbowl and NYC's Oak Room's Black Friday special.

Againn Bar Washington D.C. Article
Star-studded Openings   December 15, 2009
By: Jack Robertiello

Information on bar openings and their cocktail menus: D.C.'s Againn, Vegas' Silk Road, LA's Tar Pit, Manhattan's Vintry Wine and Whiskey and Portland's Accanto.

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Winners & Newcomers on the Mixology Scene   December 14, 2009
By: Jack Robertiello

Absolut Vodka names Joe Brooks winner of "On the Rocks" contest; Rico Wisner wins Cuca Fresca's mixology challenge; and Combier introduces new liqueurs.

Elixier Liqueur Article
Mixology News From Across the Pond   December 14, 2009
By: Jack Robertiello

What's happening in Europe: The Bitter Truth comes to the U.S.; Bitter Truth introduces Elixier liqueur in Europe; Simon Difford launches London Cocktail Week; Manchester's House 9.



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