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Chocolate Cocktails

Choco Lots of Cocktails

There are times when a glass of liquor is just what you need to take the edge off, but sometimes what you really need is some rich, velvety chocolate to make everything right in the world. Thankfully, combining these two is easier than you think! Join us as we celebrate…

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How Do You Schnitzel?

In honor of Oktoberfest starting at the end of the month, and also in honor of the perfect Austria dish, the wiener schnitzel, we’ll be pairing up beers with your bites! But first, some background! Schnitzel is a cooking method. Pounding a piece of meat to tenderness and then lightly…

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Still Grillin’

“We’re heading into Oktoberfest season and that means great things for your next barbecue. Where we talked about the Helles style being straight forward beer flavored beer, Oktoberfest and other amber styles like it bring toasted malt flavors that make them perfect alongside the things you’re cooking on your grill…

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Summer Cocktail Pairings

Ahh summertime, the season of getting out and getting down! Whether you’re heading to a pool party, a day by the lake, or throwing a bash at your place, odds are there’s going to be food – and not just any food, but fancy summer favorites. And while we typically…

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Cider Pairings

Cider Pairings

For dishes that would normally have you reaching for a beer or wine, consider cider as an option and you won’t be disappointed. Cider has been on the rise in popularity for the last couple of years and with good reason. Cider’s unique characteristics and variety of styles make it…

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Spaghetti Sauce And Wine Pairing

Perfect Pasta Pairings

Fun Fact: The word spaghetti is plural for the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning “thin string” or “twine.” The best part about spaghetti is the variety of pasta dishes you can make. With each dish there’s a different wine that pairs perfectly. Check out our…

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Father’s Day Gifts

The Ultimate Guide For Pops Just a friendly reminder that Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th! So, once searching the Internet for “cool gifts for dad” fails, head over to Spec’s and reclaim your title of “Number 1 Kid!” Spec’s has thousands of world-class wines, rare spirits, hard to find…

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Michelada

“Now that we’ve got a solid base recipe to play with, why stop? There are a number of things you can add on your favorite michelada to put it over the top!” If you’re still reading after the first Michelada post (https://specsonline.com/blog/beer/beer-snacks-belgian-strong-golden-2/), it’s safe to say you’re open to adding…

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Macarons and Wine: Sweet Pairing Tips

As far as meringue-based sweets go, the macaron stands out as a triumph of culinary achievement. Not to be confused with the similarly spelled macaroon, a coconut-based cookie, the macaron is made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder, and food coloring. It’s typically presented as a sandwich…

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