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David E Rounds

  • Education/Certfications/Memberships:

  • I have worked in the wine industry for over 25 years, in addition teaching wine appreciation for 10 years, and I am a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.

  • As of August 2012, I am the only certified appraiser with a specialty in wine for Oregon

  • Certified Personal Property Appraiser, Specialty in Wine – Certified Appraisers Guild of America (as of 2012)

  • Appraising Fine and Rare Wines Course , New York University SCPS

  • Member, Association of Online Appraisers

  • Certified Specialist of Wine – Society of Wine Educators (Certification in 2012)

  • B.S. Environmental Biology, University of Michigan

  • Notables:

  • Recognized in Wine Enthusiast magazine’s “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the U.S.” – Beast Restaurant, 2011 and 2012, as architect of Beast's award wining Wine Program

  • Expert witness in wine for winning court cases – Portland, OR...2007, 2014, 2015

  • Wine educator for over 8 years for Wine & Spirit Archive, Wine for Everyone, Mindglo Education, and Indulge Wine School

  • Architect for the weekly prix fix 6 course menu with wine pairings at renowned foodie destination restaurant, Beast for 8 years where I paired more than 4000 individual dishes to specific wines covering a wide variety of nationalities and styles from sparkling to fortified to digestives

  • Managed a $1.5 million a year beverage department for a national chain

  • Managed beverage program for bistro as sommelier and front of the house manager

  • Wine Buying Trips:

  • I’ve been fortunate to have been able to visit some of the most famous wine growing regions in Europe, including France, Italy, Sicily, Germany, Austria and Spain and meet with renowned producers including Jobard, Mascarello, Radikon, Brunier of Vieux-Telegraphe, Tempier, Donnhoff and Knoll, to name a few

  • Wine Representation:

  • As a 20 year veteran wine consultant for distributors and importers in the Pacific NW, I’ve represented:

  • Northwest producers such as Cayuse, Woodward Canyon, Abeja, Januik, Reynvaan, Gorman, Betz, Stoller, Chehalem, Ponzi, Syncline, Owen Roe, Patricia Green, Sineann, K Vintners.

  • California producers such as Kosta Brown, Jordan, Patz and Hall, Copain, Radio-Coteau, Littori, Harlan, Bond Estate, Diamond Creek, Ramey, Shafer, Pride, and Seghesio, just to name a few.

  • Some of the great importers in the wine world, including Kermit Lynch Imports, Eric Solomon Imports, Becky Wasserman Selections, De Maison, Jorge Ordonez, Vias, Michael Skurnik/Terry Thiese,  Marco de Grazia, Louis Dressner, Vin Divino, Kysela, Weygandt/Metzler, Neil Rosenthal, Summa Vitis, and Champagne et Villages, and more.

  • Contact me to discuss your particular wine-related interests.

David E Rounds
C.S.W., CAGA Certified
M: 971.998.3884