WAINSCOTT MAIN WINE & SPIRITS
354 Montauk Highway
Wainscott, NY 11975
JOEL L KAYE, PhD
Joel Kaye was born in Queens and grew up on Long Island. A turn in New Orleans after college showed Joel the flavor and joy of living in a food-centric community, and graduate school in the Bay Area gave him his first look into the world of fine wines. The food and farm-focused East End has been Joel's home since 2005; he is a real estate developer and the owner of the Wainscott Plaza Shopping Center. An enthusiastic participant in his shop's spring and fall tasting series, Joel began formal wine study with the American Sommelier Association in January 2015.
Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits is Joel's first foray into local specialty retail; he's happy and proud to call this shop home.
CHIMENE VISSER MACNAUGHTON
Chimene Macnaughton began her wine studies 25 years ago in San Francisco under the tutelage of some of the industry's brightest wine minds, moving through the ranks at Boulevard, Postrio, and Hawthorne Lane. Chimene has built wine lists for restaurants here in the Hamptons as well as for a Relais et Chateaux property in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Chimene has lived year-round on the East End since summer 2005. She worked for many years as a private chef to a local family, as well as in stints at the best East End restaurants: Della Femina, Fresno and The 1770 House. In April 2006, Chimene completed American Sommelier's advanced level certification program at the top of her class. The assortment at Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits is the most ambitious "wine list" and beverage program of Chimene's hospitality career. She's honored to be the face of the shop's community tasting workshops and she can't wait to show you around.