David Metz is the Beverage Director of Maialino Mare. David Metz is a lifelong learner and brings nearly two decades of experience to Union Square Hospitality Group. David has an extensive background in overseeing and leading beverage programs at renowned establishments in Washington, DC, including The Jefferson and Four Seasons Hotels. David earned his degree in music education from Indiana University Bloomington, but it wasn’t until he worked part time at a restaurant that he discovered his true calling as an oenophile. He decided to pursue a career as a sommelier, earning the distinction of Certified Sommelier and later Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers along with a French Wine Scholar certification from the French Wine Society.