Bob has nearly forty years in the wine trade. He was a long-time wine store owner prior to becoming an MW in 2002. After selling his shop, he went into corporate roles, holding key leadership roles for major wine retailers throughout the US and Australia, such as Wal-Mart, Southeastern Grocers, Bevmo, and Coles. Currently, he owns a B2C e-commerce business, Stellar Bottles. He also consults on several projects for final blending, brand building, and technical expertise. He routinely works in wineries to stay connected by pruning vines, harvesting, etc. He’s judged in major competitions throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Australia. This is his 15th year at Texsom.