Rob has been an avid collector of wines for the past twenty-five years. His travels during those times allowed him to build relationships in different wine regions and has given him a love for the wines of the world but, in particular, wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, and Tuscany. During that same time frame, Rob was a practicing attorney specializing in investigation work for corporate clients and multiple areas of defense litigation.
Upon retiring from the practice of law, Rob sought a second career that combined his love of wine with his investigation background. After reading an article featuring Ms. Downey, Rob decided to register for the TCM Certified Authenticator program. Rob began his TCM Certified Authenticator training in June 2019. He is simultaneously pursuing his WSET Level 3 Certification, having earned his Level 2 Certification with Merit earlier in 2019. Upon completing his TCM Certified Authenticator training, Rob will provide TCM Certified Authenticator Services in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
When not preparing for his new profession, Rob, who is an Ironman and Xterra World Championships finisher, is most likely training for his next endurance race.