04/23/13 10:40pm

Some years ago, while traveling through Italy, Rita Winkler noticed something other than wine being tasted by visitors to the country’s famed vineyards: olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Sensing the potential for a niche market slam dunk on Long Island, Ms. Winkler, who spent 15 years as sales manager for a wine importer and distributor, opened Vines & Branches, a specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop in Greenport. (more…)