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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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From Corkscrew to Screw Cap

Spec’s large selection of wines keeps our staff on top of industry trends. Recently, traditional cork usage has caused controversy as the supply of cork may not be able to keep up with the demand for wine. Although cork is a renewable resource, preparing cork for wine closures takes several months.…

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Happy Trails! The Texas 290 Wine Trail

The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail is the second most visited wine production region in the U.S.  - right behind the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Start at Spec’s to sample the best of the region and pick your stops on this stay-cation destination. For local enthusiasts, a trip to the Hill…

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Hasty Bake: Charcoal Rocks

Forget heating or modern convenience. As far as Texans are concerned, man discovered fire for one important reason: to grill. And when it comes to catering to our most primitive needs, there’s nothing like cooking over a flame. For grilling purists, there’s nothing more natural than cooking over 100% pure…

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Vino Argentino! Great Wines, Great Values!

In Argentina, wine producers know you’re only as good as the grapes you grow, and these days they’re reaping the benefits of their hard-sown handy work. The terroirs of Argentina, a location towering nearly 3000 feet high into the Andes Mountains, is where many meticulous farmers work hard during the…

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Free Beer! Gluten-Free Beer, That Is!

For beer drinkers, there’s no worse news than finding out you’re allergic to gluten. Scientifically speaking, gluten is a protein composite found in edibles and drinkables processed with wheat and barley. In simpler terms, for those suffering gluten intolerance, wheat and barley put the “ew” in “brew.” But fear not,…

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Moscato: Sweet Wine of Youth

There are no trendsetters as savvy as the young, and when it comes to early adoption of new tastes, many wine lovers are imbibing their just desserts. Since the younger generation of alcohol consumers tends to be more open to experiencing new wines, Moscato has become a popular grape of choice…

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