Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar: A Wine Lover's Paradise

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Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, located on Santa Monica Blvd just east of Ocean Drive in Santa Monica, recently hosted an evening of introduction at a private wine tasting event.

Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, an innovative concept by owner Steven Abronson, allows individuals to participate in a wine tasting atmosphere at each visit.

Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar offers a variety of wine by the taste and wine by the glass options. Wine by the taste is dispensed from the Enomatic machines, a high-tech automated wine serving system, which dispenses a pre-measured “tasting” sample.

When visiting Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, consumers are given a pre-filled credit card loaded with the denomination of their choice. With the variety of wines to choose one makes a selection from Whites, Rosé or Reds. After the choice, the one ounce per serving cost, which is located above the nozzle, is deducted from the card through a computerized chip similar to any pre-loaded card.  

Rachel Bryan, Wine Director at Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar, has the distinct palate honed in both New York City and as Assistant Wine Director at the famed WILSHIRE in Los Angeles. When purchasing wines for POURTAL she chooses both new and old world that are natural, organic, biodynamic or sustainable.

Part of the evening’s festivities included samplings from the delicious wine complimentary appetizers menu owner. Steven Abronson provided selected press with Pulled Pork Sliders, made from Beer braised Niman Ranch pork and red cabbage on Hawaiian roll. Other Slider options include the Ultimate consisting of Niman Ranch lamb, Humboldt Fog goat cheese, fig compote, arugula and chipotle aioli and Duck sliders made from Roasted Duck Confit and caramelized cabbage.

Gourmet Pizza is also available at POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR and of the five specialties press enjoyed a Tomato  and Basil Pizza made from hand rolled wheat dough with Heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella and topped with fresh Basil. POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR also offers salami, Fig & Burrata, Mushroom that includes shaved truffles and Prosciutto.

A Sweet selection is also included and range from the simply delicious, Brownie Bites to the delightfully decadent, Chocolate and Blue Toast made ChocoVivo chocolate, Valdeon blue cheese, blood orange evoo on crostini. The menu items are as eclectic as the POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR concept.

Additional menu items include Snacks from Hummus with Pita, Pomme frites, herbed fries with lemon garlic aioli and Lamb Meatballs to Cheese and Salumi from Andrew’s Cheese Shop and Salads. POURTAL also serves imported and domestic beer as well as softer drink offerings.

Spend the Holidays with POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR with discounted all night Happy Hour pricing on Monday December 26. POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR is also offering a New Year’s Eve bottomless bubbly special for $20.12!

POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR is located 104 Santa Monica Boulevard, one block east of Ocean Drive, in Santa Monica, CA.  POURTAL WINE TASTING BAR is open Wednesday through Monday from 4:00PM to 10:00PM with extended weekend hours Friday and Saturday from 12:00PM to 12:00AM. POURTAL also offers an Ocean view, dog friendly patio seating and Daily Happy Hour prices.

For more information: http://www.pourtal.com

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