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Wine & Pairing Suggestions - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods
Wine & Pairing Suggestions - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Our wine and beer experts have prepared a pairing chart and selections for chef-inspired pairing meals at home! Go ahead, and check it out!

White Wines

Dry White Wines At Spec's

Dry White Wine

Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio

Pairs well with:
Brie and mozzarella cheese, pâté, seafood and pork

Sweet White Wines At Spec's

Sweet White Wine

Chenin Blanc, Moscato, Riesling

Pairs well with:
Asiago and manchego cheese, shellfish, berries and dessert

Full-bodied White Wines At Spec's

Full-Bodied White Wine

Chardonnay, White Bordeaux, Viognier

Pairs well with:
Monterey jack cheese, seafood, pork and BBQ

Red Wines

Light Red Wines At Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Light Red Wine

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Grenache

Pairs well with:
Camembert and edam cheese, beef, seafood, garlic-based dishes and vegetables

Full-bodied Red Wine At Spec's

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Cabernet, Shiraz/Syrah, Malbec, Zinfandel

Pairs well with:
Beef, chicken, tomato-based sauces and chocolate

Medium Red Wine At Spec's

Medium Red Wine

Merlot, Sangiovese, Chianti, Tempranillo

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and gouda cheese, pizza, beer, lamb and pork

Other Wines

Sparkling Wines At Spec's

Sparkling

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco

Pairs well with:
Camembert cheese, Asian food, seafood and berries

Dry Rosé Wine At Spec's

Dry Rosé

Carignan, Cinsault, Mourvedre

Pairs well with:
Roquefort cheese, salad, pasta and seafood

Sweet Rosé Wine At Spec's

Sweet Rosé

White Zinfandel, White Merlot, Pink Moscato

Pairs well with:
Brie cheese, BBQ, nachos and seafood

Ales

Amber/Red Ale Beer At Spec's

Amber/Red Ale

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and havarti cheese, pizza, beef, chicken and seafood

Brown Ale Beer At Spec's

Brown Ale

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and swiss cheese, beef, seafood, lamb and pork

Pale Ale/IPA At Spec's

Pale Ale/IPA

Pairs well with:
Gouda and havarti cheese, Asian food, beef, pork and dessert

Stout Ale At Spec's

Stout Ale

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and gouda cheese, BBQ, duck, seafood and chocolate

Wheat Ale At Spec's

Wheat Ale

Pairs well with:
Gouda and swiss cheese, salad, shellfish, sushi and berries

Blonde/Cream Ale Beers At Spec's

Blonde Ale

Pairs well with:
Brie, gouda and havarti cheese, salad, chicken and berries

Double/Imperial IPA Beers At Spec's

Double/Imperial IPA

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and gouda cheese, BBQ, chicken and lamb

Porter Ale At Spec's

Porter Ale

Pairs well with:
Brie, cheddar and gruyère cheese, BBQ, sausage and seafood

Weizenbock Ale At Spec's

Weizenbock Ale

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and manchego cheese, beef, duck and pork

Lagers

Amber/Red Lager Beers At Spec's

Amber/Red Lager

Pairs well with:
Asiago and gouda cheese, BBQ, nachos and beef

Dark Lagers At Spec's

Dark Lager

Pairs well with:
Asiago and manchego cheese, BBQ, and sausage

Pale Bock Lagers At Spec's

Pale Bock Lager

Pairs well with:
Gruyère and manchego cheese, Asian food, BBQ and chicken

Classic Pilsner Lager Beers At Spec's

Classic Pilsner Lager

Pairs well with:
Brie and asiago cheese, salad, Asian food, chicken and seafood

Oktoberfest Beers At Spec's

Oktoberfest

Pairs well with:
Cheddar and gruyère cheese, sausage, chicken and pork

Others

Ciders At Spec's

Cider

Pairs well with:
Brie and cheddar cheese, seafood, pork, vegetable and berries

Fruit Beers At Spec's

Fruit Beer

Pairs well with:
Mozzarella cheese, salad, seafood, pork, chocolate and dessert

Cigar & Spirit Pairings, Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer foods

Easy Cigar & Spirit Pairings

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How Do You Schnitzel?

In honor of Oktoberfest starting at the end of the month, and also in honor of the perfect Austria dish, the wiener schnitzel, we’ll be pairing up beers with your bites! But first, some background! Schnitzel is a cooking method. Pounding a piece of meat to tenderness and then lightly…

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