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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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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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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