American Whiskey - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

History of American Whiskey & Top Rated Recommendations

The History of Whiskey The history of whiskey dates back to Medieval monks in Scotland and Ireland whose monasteries, lacking the vineyards and grapes of the European continent, turned to fermenting grain mash, resulting in the first distillations of modern whisky. The Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery in…

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Texas Travel Treats - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Texas Travel Treats

You don’t have to fly to some exotic location to enjoy a much-needed summer vacation! With a state as big as Texas, there’s plenty to do all within a day of travel! Check out some of our favorite summer spots in Texas and be sure to hit up Spec’s on…

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The History Of Rum - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

The History of Rum

The history of rum as we know it today begins in 2010. Before this period, rum was considered a mythical libation due to its draconian production methods. It was reported that in order to make rum, one was required to do so on a ship, in the eye of a…

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Cool Off With Frozen Cocktails - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Cool Off With Frozen Cocktails

There’s one summer staple that often gets overlooked - the blender. Without this magnificent machine how would we whip up the perfect frozen poolside sippers to help get us through another Texas summer?! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite frozen cocktails to give your blender a…

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National Martini Day - Top Martini Recipes - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

National Martini Day

The martini is a timeless classic. It never falls out of fashion and there’s no shortage of Bond films to remind us of its cool factor. Numerous theories on the cocktail’s origins exist, as do numerous versions and recipes. From gin or vodka to fruity or savory, the martini is…

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Whiskies Of The World - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Whiskies of The World

When you think whiskey, you typically think of countries like Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the U.S., but there are actually over 25 whiskey-producing nations around the world. These different regions of the world have different spellings - whiskey or whisky, and neither is technically wrong. Whiskey is generally used in…

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Best Tequilas For Margaritas - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Best Tequila for Your ‘Rita

The most important part of any margarita is the tequila. Without it, all you have is some kind of lime Slurpee that no one wants to drink. So if you crave a great tasting margarita, the question is: Which type of tequila should you use?   Silver Tequila (Blanco, Plata,…

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National Martini Month Martini Recipes - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

National Martini Month

Martinis are no longer restricted to business lunches and casually cool spies. In fact, it’s as common to see them at brunch as it is at happy hour. From gin or vodka to fruity, sweet, or savory, the martini is a jack of all trades. Join us in celebrating this…

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New Wines, Spirits & Beers for 2021

It’s January so you’ve probably finished reading all the 2020 recaps and are beyond ready to move on and leave those 365 days as far behind as possible! We feel you. So, what’s new for beverages in the year 2021 you ask? Well, settle on down and get ready to…

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National Punch Day Recipes - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

National Punch Day Recipes

When it comes to relaxing, a refreshing beverage is everything, and the ultimate refreshment is one that doesn’t require you to keep making a new one every time you empty your cup! Having a pitcher of perfection on hand lets you relax without having to make multiple trips to the…

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