Photo credit to Mr. T in DC on Flickr
Pourtal in Santa Monica is a must-visit for all vinos (even aspiring ones). Equipped with Enomatic machines designed to keep each bottle of wine fresh, Pourtal is able to let their visitors sample far more wines at their own pace, which are priced according to 1 oz. pours.
And what better time to visit than tonight: Pourtal will donate 25% of its wine tasting sales (7 PM – closing) to Haitian relief efforts via the Santa Monica chapter of American Red Cross. What a great way to help out while discovering your new favorite wine.
While you’re there: Pourtal is featuring a “Made in Malibu” Wine Tour and Tasting Series for the month of January, which is available any time during regular business hours. Each wine at the machines is priced per 1 oz. pour so you can sample at your own pace:
2006 Hoyt Family Vineyards Chardonnay
2008 Republic of Malibu Pink Lady RosÃ©
2007 Cielo Malibu Rouge
2001 Semler Cabernet Sauvignon Library Release
2005 Semler Syrah
2005 Rosenthal Malibu Newton Canyon Merlot
2004 Rosenthal Surfrider Red
2007 Griffin Family Vineyard Malbec
2007 Malibu Vineyards “Vortex” Sangiovese
2008 Malibu Sanity Pinot Noir, Schetter Malibu Vineyard
Can’t make it tonight? Check out the special hand-poured tastings with the Malibu winemakers – free with the purchase of a $15 Pourtal tasting card:
Jan. 20, 7-9 PM â€“ Special hand-poured tasting with Cielo
Jan. 21, 7-9 PM â€“ Special hand-poured tasting with Rosenthal
Jan. 27, 7-9 PM â€“ Special hand-poured tasting with Hoyt and Malibu Sanity
Jan. 28, 7-9 PM â€“ Special hand-poured tasting with Malibu Vineyards and Griffin Family Vineyards
Oh! And I can’t forget their happy hour. Every Monday through Friday from 4 – 7 PM, $3 appetizers are available to help soak up your wine. From January 1 – 15, 15% of proceeds during happy hour go to Heal the Bay and from January 16 – 30, those proceeds go to the Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles/Malibu Chapter. What can I say? It’s good to support businesses that incorporate humanitarian efforts in their business model.
So whether it’s tonight (hopefully – for Haitian relief!) or later on, be sure to visit Pourtal and make a night of it. Your wine palate will thank you!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010Â (7 PM – closing): 25% of salesÂ to Haitian relief
Happy Hour: M – F, 4 – 7 PM with 3% appetizers, 15% proceeds to charity
January: “Made in Malibu” Wine Tour, Hand-poured tastings on scheduled dates
104 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401