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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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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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Bars, Bartender Events and More   February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Bourbon cocktail created for "A Salute to Women, Wine and Whiskey;" The Exchange Bar opens in Chicago's Wicker Park area; and Portland bartenders invited to Bartender's Ball.

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“Snowmageddon,” Anniversary and Cachaça Promotions   February 23, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Washington, D.C., bars attempted to make bars appealing during "Snowmageddon," BLT Steak and BLT Prime celebrate six-year anniversary and Leblon Cachaca sponsors Caipirinha promotion.

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Japanese Cocktail Techniques and Johnnie Walker Double Black   February 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Yuri Kato and Suntory release Japanese Cocktails; Cocktail Kingdom hosts Japanese Cocktail Technique with Kazuo Uyeda; and Diageo releases duty-free Johnnie Walker Double Black.

Damon Dyer Article
Haiti Fundraisers, Cocktail Classic Speakers and Alchemist Honors   February 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Hearts and Cocktails benefits Haiti relief efforts at Bar Celona; Manhattan Cocktail Classic seeks speakers for educational seminars; and Damon Dyer named Alchemist of Our Age.

Bar Henry NYC Article
Valentine’s Day and Other Specialty Cocktails   February 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Bar Henry in NYC offers Valentine's Day-inspired cocktails like the Mole Alejandro and Scarlet Swing; Counter offers Make Love Not War; and LA's Hatfield's gets a new drink program.

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Spirits Sales Struggle but Cocktail Competitions Thrive   February 9, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

On-premise spirits down 3 percent in 2009; SIP Awards deadline is April 30; Manhattan Cocktail Classic competition; Cocktail Kingdom Top 50 Bartenders; and Tales of the Cocktail Competition.



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