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Wine & Cheese Pairings

Before we get started, the most important thing to remember for any pairing situation is to go with what you like. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, if you enjoy it go for it! That being said, we’ve put together some general guidelines you’re totally free to ignore. If…

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National Cheese Day - Spec's Wines, Spirits, & Finer Foods

National Cheese Day: Top Cheeses to Cherish

It’s National Cheese Day and that means it’s time to slice, melt, spread, and crumble your way to mouthwatering nirvana. We’ve put together a list of 6 of our favorite cheeses to help you do just that! Why Is Cheese So Good? First, we wanted to know what makes cheese…

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Cognac And Cheese Pairings

How To Pair Cognac and Cheese

What Is Cognac? COGNAC is one of the most iconic spirits. Its origin can be traced all the way back to 1549, at a famous town in the South of France in which it takes its name. Often considered a luxury item, cognac pairs exceptionally well with artisanal cheeses. Is…

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Hooray for May Day!

Break out your dancing shoes, flower garlands, satin ribbons, and favorite Maypole to mark what many countries and cultures consider the first day of summer. A good many May Day celebrants we know forgo the traditional accessories in favor of a shady spot with some chilled wine and a light…

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Plan a Getaway for Picnic Day!

Nothing celebrates a fine summer day like packing up a hamper of delicious goodies and heading to an idyllic spot in the country, by a lake or a concert in the park. National Picnic Day gives you the perfect excuse to do just that! Breeze through Spec’s for all your delicious…

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Please, Have A Ball With Cheese!

Tomorrow is National Cheese Ball Day and how terrific there’s a day dedicated to one of America’s most enduring culinary inventions. According to legend, the first cheese ball was presented to President Thomas Jefferson in 1801 and supposedly weighed 1,235 pounds! Fortunately, today’s versions are more manageable in size and…

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Ideas To Get Your Irish On!

Searching for out-of-the ordinary ways to make your St. Paddy’s Day menu even more authentic? Here are just a few of our leprechaun-approved suggestions! Reuben-to-die-for Sandwich $7.99 each Stop by one of our deli locations to try our version of this classic sandwich! It features corned beef with melted Swiss,…

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Cheese Plate Perfection!

If you’re not a professional cheese monger, the idea of building your own tasting plate can be daunting. With these tips, you can easily whip up an impressive cheese pleaser! Mix it up! Keep it balanced and interesting with a variety of textures and cheeses from cow, goat and sheep’s…

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Thanksgiving Made Easy!

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. The glorious day of turkey approaches, and if turkey was all you served, pairing a wine would be a breeze. But once the sides start arriving, pairing becomes almost impossible! The key is to choose wines that synchronize with a variety of ingredients and seasonings. By keeping a…

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The Big Cheese!

October is American Cheese Month! And lucky for you, Spec’s has many mouthwatering party trays to help you celebrate! Try the American Quartet, which features champagne, habanero, horseradish bacon and buffalo wing cheddars and is served with dried apricots, cranberries, raisins and nut mix. Want help figuring out the perfect…

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Happy National Cheeseburger Day!

Come celebrate the juicy, savory goodness of the good old-fashioned cheeseburger this Thursday at Spec’s! Plan a lunch with co-workers, dinner with friends or just stop by for a quick bite on your way home. Spec’s has a number of awesome cheeseburgers to choose from no matter what your taste…

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