"We will host Sotiris Bafitis and Cellar Distribuiting for a very special tasting of Greek wines.
Sotiris Bafitis has been selecting Greek wines for the US market since 1998. Believing that even his best producers have only started to show the greatness that can be attained in Greece, Sotiris continues to search for new grape varieties, new vineyard sites at higher elevations, and new blood in the ranks of young winemakers. From his childhood in the northern Peloponnese, Sotiris brought his appreciation for food and wine to the Washington DC restaurant world and with 20 years as a pioneering Greek wine importer is considered a tastemaker throughout the US.
Sotiris doesn’t seek to impose a particular template on his producers, but rather encourages them to pursue individual expressions of their vineyard sites, favoring indigenous grapes, and personal sense of style. Toward these ends, he tries to persuade growers to use oak sparingly with whites in particular but also with reds, often recommending larger casks that have a more moderate impact on the fruit of their vines.