Fall Beers

Fall Beers

Hooray for Fall! Football is on TV, jackets and sweaters have been brought to the front of the closet, ‘Pumpkin Spice’ has emerged from hibernation, (for better or for worse), and your aunt has those scented candles out again. Yes, fall is quite the season indeed. But the best part…

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Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Thanksgiving Wine Tips

Choosing the right wine this Thanksgiving can be tough with all the different tastes on the table. Between white meat and dark, sweet potatoes, tangy cranberry sauces, buttery potatoes, and rich pumpkin pie, it might be a good idea to serve a little variety of wine. Don’t worry over the gewürztraminer,…

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Flavorful, Fun & Free!

Flavorful, Fun & Free!

Make plans now to enjoy El Paso’s “Fest” Saturday ever! From wine and gourmet food samplings to live music and cool prizes, Spec’s Fest is the tastiest way to experience our Lone Star hospitality and Texas-sized selection. Bring your spouse, tell your friends, and share the fun of a flavor-filled…

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In Texas We Oktoberfiesta!

In Texas We Oktoberfiesta!

On the sales floor at the Smith Street location, there has been a lot of talk about the “seasonal creep”: pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers coming out earlier and earlier. Well, that is the case, but it was summed up best by a Twitter user who responded by quoting Talladega Night’s…

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Be Our Guest At Spec’s Fest!

Be Our Guest At Spec’s Fest!

Mark your calendar for a totally tasty way to enjoy a summer Saturday in Fort Worth! Spec’s Fest is a come one, come all, all day festival of fun and yum. From select wines and gourmet food samplings, to expert advice on pairings, you’ll experience our hospitality at its very…

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Labor Day Celebrations!

Labor Day Celebrations!

September 5 is Labor Day, a time to celebrate the hard work of American workers by taking a day off and spending time with family and friends! Sure manning the grill on a 100-degree day is hard work, but it’s certainly not a workday! And we have President Grover Cleveland…

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Dog Day Cocktails!

Dog Day Cocktails!

Traditionally the phrase “dog days of summer” refers to the sultry, hotter part of summer. Presumably because the languid weather caused our canine companions to lounge around in the shade. It was actually coined by Greeks and Romans who were referring to Sirius, the Dog Star and its very visible…

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Juxtaposed!

Juxtaposed!

In my last two articles I have introduced you to my curiosity in the science of perception and flavor, and expanded upon that idea with, hopefully, a fun shot-and-beer pairing (tequila shots and sour beers? Yes!). This time around, I’d like to get a little bit nerdier about a portion…

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