We then were intent on checking out a new addition to Greenport: Vine Wine & Café. Many of our trusted contacts had suggested a visit to the only wine bar in town. Alexandra Macari had especially tipped me on the sparkling flight. I was thrilled to see that the wine list not only had a good selection but also had tasting/glass/bottle options. Although we didn’t get to try everything, here is what I am looking forward to ordering on my next trip: local oysters (Pipes Cove or Widow’s Hole) ($2.50/piece) followed by a sliced beef tenderloin sandwich with horseradish and raw onions ($15) (sounds racy good!). I’d pair the oysters with a glass of cava from Paul Chenaut ($8) or with the Blanc de Blancs from Leclaire Gaspard ($20), and the beef with the 2003 Shinn Estate Vineyards Merlot ($12) or the 2002 Anton Bauer Pinot Noir ($14). Both the cheese selection (with a couple of local samples) and the cookie plate (all from local purveyors) were fantastic, period. Oh! And owner Joe, fellow Manhattanite turned Greenporter to fulfill his true calling, is a fellow champagne enthusiast. I say cheers to that!