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  • The Wine of the Party

    By Alisha Giampola   Holiday party season is upon us, and it's the most wonderful season of the year. It gives you a much-anticipated reason to dress up, while offering the tantalizing possibility of eggnog. Arriving to any soiree with a gift is a warm and festive way to show your hosts you care; and arriving with wine is truly doing unto others as you would do unto yourself. The wine you select says a lot about you as a guest, so what do you want to say?   The Life Of The Party: Bissinger & Co. Champagne Brut You walk...

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  • A VERY POUR THANKSGIVING

    By William Ferguson     In the Wine World the start of the Holiday Season began last Thursday:  “Beaujolais Nouveau Day”. Beaujolais Nouveau Day marks the end of the harvest, celebrates the crop, and is a moment to give thanks for what was reaped. This Thursday marks the start for the Holiday Season for the rest of us: Thanksgiving.  In my home, such a uniquely American Holiday calls for unique American wines-with a bit of a twist-and I’m very thrilled and proud of the selections we’ve brought into Pour to mark the occasion.           At my house, I like to...

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  • BE PREPARED: Black Friday Edition

    Mention the codeword #BLACKOPS and receive 15% off any 1 bottle of the wines featured in this weeks' Blog! By Alisha Giampola The day after Thanksgiving...Black Friday...a retail explosion of cheer so overwhelming, we understand why you would want to stay in bed. For those brave souls heading out into the wild, we'd like to offer you a definitive timetable for getting through the most exhausting shopping day of the holiday season not just intact, but keeping your spirits up too. 6am - Your alarm goes off. Why oh why did you agree to go Black Friday shopping with your Aunt Marie...

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  • How to Have a Full Proof THANKSGIVING

    Mention the codeword # GIVETHANKS and receive 15% off any 1 bottle of the wines featured in this weeks' Blog!     How to Have a Foolproof Thanksgiving By Emily Vere Nicoll   Thanksgiving should be a time to connect with our loved ones. It should be a day of rest, relaxation; a time to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. Instead, all too often this holiday becomes one dedicated to fighting the crowds at Grand Central, last minute grocery store runs and trying to keep track of whom isn’t speaking to whom. I’ve a got a...

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  • House of WINES: Election Day Edition

    Be Sure to use this week's codeword #rockthevote at the register to receive 15% off any 1 bottle of the wines mentioned below! By Alisha Giampola Were you ready for Election Day? If you're anything like me, it caught you off guard. You've been too busy eating leftover candy, warming apple cider on the stove, curating your Halloween party photos on social media, and avoiding political discussions with your family. Wait, just me? Haha- didn't think so. If your family is anything like mine, there are more conflicting political viewpoints at your dinner table than there are during an average...

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  • HALLOWEEN: YOUR SPIRITS OF CHOICE

    Be sure to mention this weeks code word at the counter: #spookyspirits to get a 10% discount on any 3 of the spirits mentioned!  By Bligh Voth Halloween is, for this lapsed guilt-ridden Catholic, a scary thing. It just is. There's the devil, and evil spirits, and ghosts, and demons. And then the next day everyone's like, "Wait, no that wasn't me dressed like the sexed-up version of the little girl from The Ring losing my mind, acting possessed in public! Not me!"    By years (read: minutes) of scientific testing (read: imaginative thought) it has been proven that Halloween obsession surrounding...

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  • What to Drink and What to Watch: Broadway Edition

    By Emily Vere Nicoll The Lights! The Glamour! The B list movie star whose career needs a boost! Broadway has it all- which makes it the greatest and most touristy thing next to the Statue of Liberty to wow and impress anyone who comes to visit. Broadway is as New York as faux Chanel and Ellis Island. And this season, Pour has the recipe for what to drink while dishing about what you just took your Aunt/Grandmother/inevitable house guest to see on The Great White Way.   The show doesn't end at the curtain call! After a night...

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  • A WINE DRINKER’s GUIDE TO SURVIVING WINTER IN NYC

    By Alisha Giampola  Seasonal gourds, Halloween candy, and apple-scented everything make it so easy to get as excited about this season as Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Of course, we New Yorkers know Autumn only exists to lure us into thinking that the change to cooler weather will be refreshing: but that is just a big, slushy lie from the depths of Winter (it's coming™). So here right now (before you actually have to pull your huge puffy coat out of the back of your closet) is our official Wine Drinker’s Guide To Surviving Winter in NYC       Owen Roe Sinister...

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  • A VERY SCIENTIFIC AND FANCY NETFLIX WINE PAIRING

    By Bligh Voth           1.) If you are watching Josh Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" try the Hayes Chardonnay!   -A perfect "classic" California chardonnay paired with director Josh Whedon's modernized Shakespearean "classic" which, (dorky fact) was filmed in his OWN home in California. This wine, like this story, needs no frilly explanation or selling on my end. The wine gives you what you want from a California chardonnay with the nose of apple and pear, a touch of apricot, and the whisper of butter. The wine's nuance and the movie's nuanced performances will leave...

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  • PINK TIME! PART 3 – THE REST OF THE WORLD GOES PINK

         Of course, that’s not true – the rest of the world has always been pink.  The need for refreshing rosés for summer is recognized all wine regions, and the best of them show the distinctive characteristics of the places they come from.  This season at Pour, we have a truly international selection, featuring rosés from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and the good ol’ US of A, all with one thing in common: they are delicious! But you knew that already, because they’re Pour selections.             Let’s begin in our own backyard. Just out on the South...

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