The French know romance. They also know chocolat et vin. So it was entirely à propos when Frenchmen and restaurateurs Cory Finot and Claude Postel, the duo that's also behind Buena Vista Deli and Buena Vista Bistro, opened Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine in 2013. This NE Second Avenue shop's bonbon cases are filled with saffron-infused and merengue-topped chocolates made according to ancient family recipes inherited from Postel's ancestors, who once crafted candy for the kings and queens of France. However, it is the 100 or so bouteilles de vin lining the store's shelves that les ivrognes chics would call dessert. Some shoppers might complain about the limited selection, but Finot and Postel have conscientiously created a collection of fine French and American wines — Bordeaux, Merlots, Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blancs, champagnes — for either after-work sipping, dinnertime drinking, or pairing avec les chocolats. And unlike a lot of other booze boutiques, Buena Vista has decent prices. Get a bottle a day starting at $10 or quelque chose de spécial for $400. Oh, and Buena Vista Chocolate & Wine is open late, till just two hours before minuit. You know, in case of an unexpected rendezvous romantique.