Game Day At Home - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Game Day At Home

Nothing beats getting to actually attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, but sometimes you just can’t make it, and that’s when knowing how to host a game day watch party makes all the difference! We’ve put together some of our favorite tips and ideas to ensure your gathering is low…

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Oktoberfest: Top 5 German Beers - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Oktoberfest – Top 5 German Beers

We all know what Oktoberfest is and which country it takes place in, but do we know why it even occurs in the first place? Sure, Germany makes some world-class beers, but is that the reason for the season? Turns out, this beer bash was born out of another party;…

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Top Fall Wines 2021 - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Top Fall Wines

With the hot summer days coming to an end, it’s time to stop reaching for refreshing rosés and start leaning towards big warm reds and rich whites. Here are some of our favorite fall wines that pair perfectly with shorter days and cooler nights.   Achaval-Ferrer Malbec A fresh and…

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Texas Tailgate Essentials - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Texas Tailgate Essentials

Tailgating can be a simple affair with a couple of six packs and some pals to share them with before the game. Or tailgating can turn the back of your truck into a grand banquet hall fit for gridiron kings! (There’s probably a middle ground here as well, something above…

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Labor Day Cocktails - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Things

Labor Day Cocktails

Send summer off with a delicious bang with these perfect end of summer cocktails!   Blood Orange Champagne Mule Ingredients 1 ½ oz. vodka juice of ½ a medium blood orange juice of ½ a lime 4 mint leaves 2 oz. chilled ginger beer Top off with chilled champagne or…

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The Key To Chianti - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

The Key To Chianti Wine

Chianti, pronounced “kee-on-tee”, is a red wine blend from the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy, made primarily with Sangiovese grapes. You used to see it in a squat bottle wrapped in straw, but nowadays most producers use standard bottles and have left the straw off completely. The History Of Chianti…

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How To Find The Perfect Pinot Noir - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

How To Find The Perfect Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a black wine grape variety that hails from France. It’s one of France’s oldest grapes, cultivated more than a century ago by the Cistercian monks in Burgundy. Today, collectors prize Pinot Noir for its finesse and age-worthiness. Due to its popularity and difficulty to grow, it’s one…

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