Young wine lovers will love Pourtal. This wine tasting bar is located next to Sushi Roku and holds several tastings and winemaker events for wine enthusiasts. Pourtal is a great place for neophytes to learn about wine, as it categorizes its wines in group sections by characteristic and taste. It also places a list of the wines and their descriptions on flyers for customers to read and take home. These wines can be very expensive in regular stores; however, all are available by the glass at Pourtal by simply loading cash onto a Pourtal wine card and inserting it at each tasting section. There are several fresh cheeses, salads and breads -all from the Santa Monica Whole Foods store - to eat while tasting. The outdoor patio is available and Pourtal is dog-friendly.