BACk TO TEAM PAGE César Basurto Regional Sales Manager - Florida

Short bio

I was born and raised in the culinary and coastal city of Lima during the golden era of Peruvian Soccer. I moved to the US shortly after finishing high school where I built a career in the hospitality industry working through all positions in fine dining in Miami & New York until I eventually crossed over to wholesale for many years before joining The Sorting Table.

Where have you lived?

Lima, Peru; Miami Beach, FL; NYC, NY;

First Car

VW Super Beatle with a sound system that cost more than the car…

How did you start in the wine business?

I caught a lucky break because the Head Sommelier at The Grand Bay Hotel did not want to work Sunday’s.

Best concerts of your life

Rolling Stones with Van Halen as an opening band; AC/DC; Jane’s Addiction when they were the opening band for Iggy Pop in 1988

After tasting wine all day I want to drink a…

If I can find it, Rodenbach Crand Cru Belgium Beer

After staring at a computer all day I want to drink a…


What puts the biggest smiles on your face?


Fantastic wine experience

First time I had Emidio Pepe Montepulciano 1985

Last bottle of wine of wine you ever want to drink


While on the wine route I love to…

Shoot pictures

Favorite vacation spot

World Cup

Favorite cheese

Fresh: Robiola di Roccaverano Aged: Parmigiano Reggiano

Great food & wine pairing

Spicy Thai food & aged Piesporter Goldtropfchen Auslese

If you won the lottery…

I’d start drinking all the Grand Cru Burgundy that I can’t really afford today while following all the best soccer played in cities with 3 Michelin Star Restaurants.