Meet The Team!

Lisa Rydman

Lisa Rydman

Third Generation

As the granddaughter of Carroll ‘Spec’ Jackson, I am extremely proud to be third generation family. I handle all of Spec’s charitable giving as well as all marketing and advertising. I joined the family business in 1995 and have loved every minute since, especially seeing the good our charity work has done for Texans in need.

Bear Dalton

Bear Dalton

Fine Wine Buyer

I’ve been in the wine business for over 35 years and Spec’s Fine Wine Buyer since 1996. I travel the world learning from winemakers and grape growers, and then I get to share my knowledge with customers. My wine friends think I am quite the cowboy, but my cowboy friends know I am quite the wine guy.

Bill Coates

Bill Coates

Wine Consultant

I’ve been a Wine Consultant at Spec’s for over 30 years. My goal is for each customer to leave with what they need, while feeling comfortable, satisfied and happy. I provide a personal shopper experience, and help customers with everything from party planning, wine pairings, choosing the perfect gift, and building and stocking wine cellars.

James C. Barlow

James C. Barlow

Wine Manager

I’ve been the Spec’s Wine Manager for over 10 years, and I am one of only 350 Certified Wine Educators in the world. I truly enjoy opening up customers to new experiences and watching their palates evolve.

Embark on a wonderful journey of wine discovery without ever leaving your home! Accept this invitation to join Spec’s Wine Club and experience an impressive variety of wines and exciting recipe pairings.

We cover a lot of territory to find just the right wines for our members—it’s called the world! From Argentina to New Zealand and all points in between, our wine finds are designed to delight.