The Square Deal Wine Company has quickly become our favorite place to buy wine in Portland. Not only do they buy only from small wineries, but they keep their store at a strict 58 degrees year-round. In fact, all of their wines are shipped, stored, and delivered at that temperature. That makes a big difference.

We recently enjoyed a case they put together, which included several pages of delightful stories about the wines. It’s nice to find a place that cares as much about their wine as Stumptown cares about their coffee. It’s just a reminder that surrounding yourself with the sublime is not much more effort than surrounding yourself with the ordinary, but it’s so much more rewarding.

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