Say “Cheesecake” Day!

Say “Cheesecake” Day!

Talk about the ultimate smooth operator, cheesecake pretty much creams the dessert competition when it comes to pure seductiveness. Just mention the word “cheesecake” and the mouthwatering begins. No wonder today is dedicated to its deliciousness! Of course, all that velvety goodness requires a delicate beverage balance. You want a…

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The Ultimate Frill – Fresh Truffles!

The Ultimate Frill – Fresh Truffles!

Truffles are considered one of (if not the) most luxurious gourmet treats in the world because they’re so hard to find naturally and extremely difficult to cultivate commercially. Sure, they’re related to mushrooms, but they travel in very different culinary circles. Just think of truffles as the Lamborghini of the…

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Sangria Puts Punch In Summer

Sangria Puts Punch In Summer

A summer must-serve throughout Spain and Portugal, sangria in various forms has satisfied thirsts for centuries. Meaning “blood” in Spanish, sangria originated with Roman soldiers, spread to Latin America in the 18th century, then made a big splash in the U.S. during the NYC 1964 World’s Fair. Fruity, flavor-packed and…

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Staycation Libations

Staycation Libations

If you find yourself without the time or funds to jet off to the south of France or spend a summer at the Cape, relax! Imagination can take you places without the need to pack a bag. Creating a staycation that gives you the feeling you’re drinking in the atmosphere…

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Top 15 Texas Craft Brewery Tour Day Trips

Top 15 Texas Craft Brewery Tour Day Trips

It’s Texas, it’s summer, it’s 100+ degrees, it’s time to go drink some beer! Texas is a big state, so we broke our Craft Brewery Tour Day Trips article into three cities for your traveling convenience. We’ll be covering five breweries in Dallas, five in Austin, and five in Houston.…

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Everyman’s Doing It!

Everyman’s Doing It!

How best to find a food pairing for a beer is a constant topic of conversation and debate among those at Spec’s, whether employee or guest, and all of us, myself included, would benefit more from basic information. There are a handful of “rules” I do my best to adhere…

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French Vs California Wines

French vs California Wines

In 1976, a prestigious panel of nine French wine connoisseurs gathered in Paris to compare 10 white and 10 red wines from France and California in a blind test taste. It was meant to be an amusing introduction of New World wines marking America’s bicentennial. What happened next outraged the…

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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 Lubbock! 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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