Robert Paulinski MW

Robert Paulinski MW

Date an MW: 2002
Based in: Australia

Member profile

  • Email Robert Paulinski MW at home
  • Current employer

    Coles Stores

  • Work Address

    800 Toorak Road M3L3

  • Work City

    Hawthorn East

  • Work Postcode

    3123

  • Work Country

    Australia

  • Work Email address

    Bob.paulinski@coles.com.au

  • City

    Melbourne

  • Postcode/ZIP

    3006

  • Country

    Australia

  • Non-wine hobbies

    Cycling, cooking

Biography

Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1963. In 1986, Bob started, owned and operated a specialty wine retail outlet in Traverse City, Michigan. The business flourished until it was sold in 2002, the year that he became an MW. In 2003, he moved to the corporate side of the business to Bentonville, Arkansas to take the Category Lead role for wine, spirits and beer for Sam's Club US (a division of Wal-Mart). In 2009, he transitioned to the Category Director role over wine, spirits and beer for Winn-Dixie stores (500+ grocery stores throughout the southeastern US), based in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2013, he moved again, this time coast to coast, as the Senior Vice President of Wine for Bevmo stores in San Francisco, California. Then, in 2017, Bob made the move across the ocean to Melbourne, Australia as Head of Sourcing - Wine for Coles stores, with a primary responsibility for private label and exclusive brands development.