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The Best Bubblies! Champagne and Sparking Wines

The holiday season is reason for celebration, and what better accompaniment to an awesome affair than a sparkling wine from Spec’s? Why call it “sparkling wine” instead of Champagne? You may have heard the word “champagne” used to describe all bubblies – but using the Champagne designation on the label…

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Sake to Me! The Scoop on Sake

Spec’s carries brewed beverages from around the world, and our selection of Japanese sake is a great example. Many countries create traditional alcoholic beverages with regional resources, and Japan’s entry in this category is this much-loved (and much-misunderstood) rice-based beverage. Let’s serve up some facts about sake. Sake is not…

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Flavor You Can Savor: Cask Strength Whiskey

When Spec’s talks about whiskey, we’re not only talking about a rich tradition of distillation, we’re talking about a true cross-cultural romance -  as if whiskey were as vital to survival as water. While whiskey distillation often includes post-barrel dilution, Spec’s carries a subset of brands that can expand your…

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This Week’s Must-Have Wines Under $15!

Here are four wines that are must-haves for this week; all are perfect for a range of different types of foods.  From aperitifs to dessert, slightly-spicy Asian food to a slice of that perfect pepperoni pizza, any of these wines will do the trick!  And, at all under-$15, you won’t…

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Sweet Talk: Dessert Wines

Dessert wines are just what they sound like – wines with a sweet edge for after your meal. Dessert wines vary in style, and are available from all different parts of the globe.  Whether your post-dinner preference is sweet and light or heavy and honeyed, Spec’s divine dessert wines will…

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The Wide World of Whisky: Independent Scotch Bottling

Scotch whisky evolved from a drink whose name translates to “water of life.” If Scotch whisky is the water of life, Spec’s suggests that independent Scotch bottlings may add the spice. Independent bottlings are low-yield, rare creations that produce one-of-a-kind tasting experiences. Since Spec’s strives to include independent bottlings in…

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Super Selections for Holiday Happenings

Holiday party season is coming to Spec’s! October’s festive costume parties lead into to the food-coma-inducing Thanksgiving dinner marathon, finally finishing with the season’s-end Christmas and New Year's free-for-alls. You’ve been invited to all the best parties, so stay on the “nice” list with a plan of action for these…

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Say Ah! Ah-So Wine Openers

Spec’s wine accessory wall has something for every sort of opening occasion. While the classic corkscrew is a must-have, the twisting tool can cause complications. For those times when a corkscrew just won’t do, Spec’s suggests adding ah-so opener to your wine accessory drawer. This rabbit-eared wonder is a great…

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Around the World in 7 Rosés

Call a rosé by any other name and it’s still a rose. But don’t pass on the “pink wine” - these rosés aren’t nearly as sweet as they look. In fact, many regions produce amazing dry rosé. Let Spec’s peel back the petals and get past the labels with our…

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