Find Your Sweet Spot

Find Your Sweet Spot

There’s a secret side to wines many people have yet to fully explore and appreciate—dessert wines! Defined in the U.S. as any wine over 14% ABV, dessert wines serve as the perfect finale to a delicious meal, whether served with a dessert or in place of one!

When pairing wine with a dessert, remember the wine should be the sweeter of the two. Rule of thumb? The darker the dessert, the darker the wine. Here are the five distinct types of dessert wines:

Sparkling – Champagne, Moscato
Lightly Sweet – Riesling, Chenin Blanc
Richly Sweet – Sauternes
Sweet Red Wine –Lambrusco
Fortified Wine – Port, Sherry

When you’re ready for some sweet talk, head to your nearest Spec’s for advice from our experts!


Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. We now operate over 150 stores all over the great state of Texas and offer a large selection of wines, spirits and finer foods.