The Proper Pour is a highly curated specialty bottle shop

We feature small-batch spirits, natural wines, and a not-your-average-selection of craft beer. Much more than just a liquor store, we also offer carefully selected glassware, bar tools, cocktail books, and other items like bitters and aperitifs. The shop highlights local distilleries and wineries, and sells many imported bottles as well.
“McLain and I [Mary] wanted to open a shop where every single thing in it was something we’d want to take home, where nothing was an afterthought, and where you knew that no matter what you grabbed was chosen because we believe in its quality, production methods, and it’s deliciousness; in other words, a true curated booze shopping experience. 
We got into this business by way of an intense love of food and beverage, and an innate desire to take care of people. Hospitality runs through our veins and we pour ourselves into this work for the guests we are privileged to take care of. “
— Mary Allison Wright (Co-owner and Wine Director)


McLain Hedges

Mclain Hedges is the co-owner of The Proper Pour and the Beverage /Creative Director of RiNo Yacht Club in Denver. Hailing from Chattanooga, TN, Mclain moved to Denver with his wife, Mary Allison Wright.

Mary Allison Wright

Mary Allison Wright is the co-owner of RiNo Yacht Club and the Wine Director of The Proper Pour in Denver. While each has its own identity, a common influence throughout is her Southern hospitality, as well as her passion for introducing natural wine to guests. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, she relocated to Denver in 2012 with her husband Mclain Hedges to be a part of the city’s rapidly growing restaurant and bar community. Mary worships at the altar of Dolly Parton and lives by her motto, “be sweet.”

Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett is Director of Operations at the Proper Pour. Born and raised in Denver, she fell into the restaurant industry on a whim and never looked back. She’s never met a Sicilian (wine) she didn’t like.

Stuart Weaver

 Stuart Weaver is a recent transplant to Denver from Austin, Texas.  He spent the past twelve years in the DC hospitality industry making dreams come true; and now, Stuart, his husband, and their derpy golden retriever, Oscar, are happy to call Colorado home!