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“Beast Restaurant referred David Rounds to me for personal sommelier services for a recent sixteen person dinner party I produced. David and I talked through the menu ingredient by ingredient in order to best advise me on the perfect pairing for each dish. My chefs and I planned seven courses, using somewhat unusual ingredients.  David’s work represents the art and magic of discovering the underlying theme behind each dish and intelligently pairing wines to match perfectly. Probably my favorite pairing happened between a bloomy rind sheep’s milk cheese called Valentine and a 2005 Demi-Sec Chenin Blanc produced by Pablo Pibleau.  We presented the cheese with honeyed walnuts and rosemary blossoms, and the synergy was unspeakable.  Having David as a personal wine consultant has taken me out of the realm of wines I know to graciously embrace the hidden secrets and stories behind the cellar doors.  I am definitely planning on using him for future culinary events and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking personal sommelier services or wine pairings.” –  MEGAN MICHELLE MANCINI, Chef/Caterer


“David Rounds has been a treasure to us.  We discovered his talent while enjoying a meal at Beast, in which we noticed how perfectly the wines were paired with each course.  We called the restaurant later to find David’s contact information. Last summer we were planning and cooking a couple of multi-course meals for charity auctions, and turned to David for help with wine pairings.  Not only did he pair each course perfectly, but he gently showed me a way to rearrange a couple of the courses on the menu to make more sense for the progression of the dinner.  David also took time to make tasting notes, as well as stories and/or histories of the vineyards, grapes, regions, etc.  which made my husband look like a pro as he served the guests. David took a lot of our stress off these events, and we know that his knowledge will be sure to enrich all those who use his wine services.” - Sincerely, Kelly and Tony Lucarelli, Portland, OR

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"David provided me with an incredible level of expert service. Very timely and thorough work. I highly recommend using Mr. Rounds if you need cellar assessment or evaluation of any kind."  - Park Avenue Wines

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