Local wine distributor Constantine “Gus” Kalaris could very well be one of the nicest people in the wine business. He routinely prefers a bear hug to a handshake and his broad smile and deep laugh are genuinely infectious. We met about a decade ago at the release party of his first vintage of his flagship wine, Axios. I had a hunch back then that Gus would one day be a big deal in the wine world. I was right.