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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Heads Up Houston!

Heads Up Houston!

With all of the I-45 construction, it’s become a bit confusing to get to our Smith Street store. So here are the easiest routes to get you here! From I-10, take the Smith Street exit. From I-45 N, take the McKinney exit and turn right on Smith Street. Find more…

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Lap Up Blue Cocktails!

Lap Up Blue Cocktails!

It’s easy to host a “Funner Olympics” for family, friends and neighbors at the nearest pool. All you need are judges’ scorecards and colorful, beribboned medals and creatively named competitive events like “Best Cannonball”, “Longest Breath Held Under Water” and “Best Imitation of A Synchronized Swimmer.” And for the perfect…

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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 Austin! 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 best.…

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Amoré In August

Amoré in August

Send your taste buds on an unforgettable journey through Italian wine country without traversing mountainous hairpin turns or navigating a Vespa scooter through narrow lanes. Spec’s is devoting the entire month of August to bring you Italy’s bella best at grazie prices! From the Italian Alps in the north through…

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Thrill To Brazil Drinks!

Thrill to Brazil Drinks!

Ready for a three-week international sports spectacle with a bossa nova beat? Today kicks off the 2016 Summer Olympics hosted in Rio de Janeiro. Why not create some fun, Brazilian-style “opening ceremonies” of your own with spirited supplies from Spec’s? Just add your favorite compadres and samba tunes while you…

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