Beverage Director David McCarus - Biography

July 2013

David McCarus fell in love with wine during the four years he workes at the critically acclaimed Charleston Grill. Looking for a more thorough immersion in the world of wine, McCarus moved to San Francisco in 2009 with aspirations to learn both the restaurant and wine industries inside and out. His first job in San Francisco was at A16, where he worked as a server for a year and was able to expand his knowledge of the wines of central and southern Italy. In spring 2010, McCarus left A16 to assist in opening the wine-focused Heirloom Café in San Francisco's Mission District. Soon after the opening, McCarus was promoted to assistant wine director. In spring 2012, a management position at Mike Lata's FIG drew McCarus back to Charleston, South Carolina, where he is currently the general manager and beverage director.