- 5 QUESTIONS FOR… The Winehound's Bob Wesley
Over the course of nearly 20 years in the Santa Barbara wine scene, merchant (and Buffalo, New York native) Bob Wesley has gained a very avid following of thirsty consumers. They heed his advice and eagerly read his cleverly authored wine newsletters. He’s now the mind (or should we say, palate?) behind The Winehound, a recently-opened and impressive downtown shop that stocks close to a thousand wine labels (and even a few olive oils) from around the world. Here’s some insight into this sometimes-shy, often-funny, always-knowledgeable wine lover for this issue’s 5 Questions For…
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- By Gabe Saglie, firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Winehound – What About Bob?
The ship of our ambition fills its sails with the wind of human inspiration. Throughout man's history, extraordinary accomplishment has been complimented by extraordinary inspiration. Every great athlete had his Mantle or Ali, every musician his Mozart or Fitzgerald. Without human inspiration, would anyone say, "why, I think I will scale Everest today, or break the home run record"? Behind every great endeavor there are human motivations. We draw from these motivations, from friends, from family, from pop heroes, and from the public at large. From these, our passions are shaped for better or worse.
I have many passions, noble and virtuous as well as frivolous and vain. In the big picture of my life, my interest in wine is of marginal value when compared to other personal devotions. But I like the juice. While I have purchased a bottle or two from many a grocery store, one shop has been the greatest recipient of my wine dollar. It is an establishment run by a bearded and charmingly witty man named Bob Wesley...
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- By Wayne Kelterer, http://alongpour.com