Sure, you can buy a bottle of wine from a grocery store chain or at expensive and pretentious wine bars. Better is discovering that little out-of-the-way place with character, selection and owners happy to help wine novices and connoisseurs alike. The Pour House Wine Shop in Truckee is that place. Settled in a funky clapboard house behind downtown’s Commercial Row, The Pour House curates wine from across the globe. Bottles line the walls of The Pour House and its tiny bar at the back, all of which make for an intimate – not intimidating – setting. Whether you're looking for a $10 bottle of California sauvignon blanc or a $300 Opus One, the folks at The Pour House won’t look askance. Low prices are had by focusing on small producers who make unique wines. Stop by for a private session or group wine class. The Pour House offers a 10% discount on all cases of wine and offers DIY gift boxes to create from a selection of cheese, meats, crackers, chocolate and more.