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 old 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 makes for an intimate – not intimidating – setting. Whether 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 daily tastings, or set up a private session or wine class. The Pour House offers a 10% discount on unbroken cases and offers DIY gift boxes to create from a selection of cheese, meats, crackers, chocolate and more.