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

  • October 24, 2012
  • Wine

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

  • October 16, 2012
  • Wine

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

  • October 12, 2012
  • Wine

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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