Discover Spain!

Discover Spain!

Castillo Perelada GR-174 2014 Red Blend Priorat, Spain Cash Price $14.99 I recently visited this winery in the hills of Priorat.  The vines are planted on a steep incline that is impossible to machine harvest.  We were there at harvest time, so I was able to taste the grapes that will…

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National Amaretto Day

National Amaretto Day

Are you ready? You’re about to refine your knowledge of world culture. And feel inspired to create a delicious almond cocktail! Today we celebrate National Amaretto Day. Amaretto is Italian for “a little bitter”. Taking its name from the bitter almond (mandorla amara)—this Italian liqueur is actually delightfully sweet. The…

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World Malbec Day

World Malbec Day

Oh, Malbec—you Argentinian minx. How we love thee. If you aren’t familiar with Malbec, she’s known for her full, dark fruit flavors and smoky, but short finish. So what is World Malbec Day? Well my wine-curious compadre, the short and obvious answer—a world celebration of Malbec wine, established in 2011…

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Spanish Wine Month

Spanish Wine Month

It is an exciting time to have Spanish wine in your glass. The wines of Spain have been on an upward curve for the last twenty years and are truly starting to hit their stride, especially in the American market. The wines are just now truly becoming recognized for their…

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6 March Madness Party Ideas

6 March Madness Party Ideas

March Madness is here! Which means a several week long celebration of bet placing, team cheering, and of course, March Madness party hosting. If you really want to host a March Madness party that’ll break some brackets, try these 6 March Madness party ideas for an epic basketball banquet. And…

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A Rare, Top Shelf Opportunity

A Rare, Top Shelf Opportunity

If you’re the type to keep your whisky glasses well polished and your liquor cabinet stocked with artisanally distilled, high quality greatness — then listen up! Because this is a big deal. We’ve had the privilege of teaming with Maker’s Mark® to create a Private Select bourbon exclusively for our…

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Be Our Guest At Spec’s Fest

Be Our Guest at Spec’s Fest

You’re invited to the flavor-tastic wonderment known as Spec’s Fest! The tastiest way to experience our Lone Star hospitality and Texas-sized selection! Bring your appetite, not your wallet, because Spec’s Fest is free to all! That’s right, free. As in: Free live music Free gourmet samplings Free prize giveaways Free…

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Mardi Gras Cocktails

Mardi Gras Cocktails

“Big-Boned Tuesday”, or “Husky Tuesday”, just doesn’t have the same ring as Fat Tuesday. And that’s today, my friend — a day made for feasting and celebration! Do Mardi Gras right, parade on down to your nearest Spec’s to grab the ingredients you’ll need to make these N’awlins classics. Hurricane…

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Martini Month

Martini Month

Whether you shake it, stir it, make it dry, dirty, or perfect — there’s no denying that the martini is an American favorite that has been a staple in bars since the early 20th century. This month we celebrate this classic cocktail with a few variations of the recipe. Swing…

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