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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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Beware of Robot Bartenders   January 26, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Student inventors at the University of Washington came up with a "bar-bot" with the capability to hold up to four different bottles and has memory capacity for recipes and drink preferences.

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Bar Openings: Spotlight on New York   January 26, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

January is usually a slow time for openings, but this year, there are three or four in New York worth mentioning, including the Tequila Library at Zengo, Recette, Bar Seven Five and the Breslin.

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Cocktail Competitions Scheduled   January 26, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

There's a pot of $15,000 in cash prizes on the line at the “Shake It Up 2010” cocktail competition at the Nightclub & Bar Show, and the Can Can Classic will take place in June in NYC.

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Haitian Relief Efforts Supported   January 26, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

Many large and small restaurants responded quickly to Haitian earthquake recovery, as have spirits companies — especially those with ties to Haiti.

Cognac Summit Article
Classic Cocktails Revisited at Cognac Summit   January 26, 2010
By: Jack Robertiello

At this year's Cognac Summit, bartenders around the world made a concerted effort to bring the Cognac-based drinks and other classic cocktails into the 21st century.

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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