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Spaghetti Sauce And Wine Pairing

Perfect Pasta Pairings

Fun Fact: The word spaghetti is plural for the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning “thin string” or “twine.” The best part about spaghetti is the variety of pasta dishes you can make. With each dish there’s a different wine that pairs perfectly. Check out our…

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Macarons and Wine: Sweet Pairing Tips

As far as meringue-based sweets go, the macaron stands out as a triumph of culinary achievement. Not to be confused with the similarly spelled macaroon, a coconut-based cookie, the macaron is made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder, and food coloring. It’s typically presented as a sandwich…

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Pie & Wine Pairing

Pie & Wine Pairings – Pairings As Easy As Pie

Could there be a more perfect union than wine and pie? The proper wine can turn a slice of pie into a transcendental experience. But pairing is key here as the wrong wine can overpower a sweet pie or completely clash in the palate, ruining both. But, we assume you’re…

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Chinese Food And Drink Pairing

Chinese New Year Pairings

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important Chinese holiday. Celebrated by more than 20% of the world, it is defined as the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar. In the legend of the Spring Festival’s origin,…

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Wine And Salad Pairings

Wine and Salad Pairings

January is still in full swing and many of us are sticking to our New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. Other people are sticking to the much more fun resolution to drink more good wine. Spec’s likes your style! No matter your reason, you’re curious about wine and salad pairings,…

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Spaghetti Sauce And Wine Pairing

Perfect Pasta Pairings For National Spaghetti Day

Fun Fact: The word spaghetti is plural for the Italian word spaghetto, which is a diminutive of spago, meaning “thin string” or “twine.” The best part about spaghetti is the variety of pasta dishes you can make. With each dish there’s a different wine that pairs perfectly. Check out our…

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National Drink Wine Day

Wine Pairing Tips for Drink Wine Day

The process of making wine has evolved over the years, and the variety of grapes has expanded. Even the way we cook has evolved with molecular gastronomy cooking techniques. The act of drinking wine is no longer a simple one. In fact, it can be incredibly complex when you think…

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Your Just-In-TIme Wines for Thanksgiving!

Remove all doubt about the wine to serve with your festive feast! Spec’s has searched through our huge selection and created this list of perfect pairings to go with your Thanksgiving fare.  Choose white, red, sparklers or some of each—all priced to make your budget thankful! Le Monde Pinot Bianco Friuli…

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Kudos to Kabobs!

Just saying the words “shish kabob” is super fun. Serving them to satisfy summer appetites is even more so! First part of the fun is planning the ingredients to thread on your skewers. Colorful veggies like bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and purple onions create an eye-pleasing presentation. Easy prep…

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Thanksgiving Made Easy!

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. The glorious day of turkey approaches, and if turkey was all you served, pairing a wine would be a breeze. But once the sides start arriving, pairing becomes almost impossible! The key is to choose wines that synchronize with a variety of ingredients and seasonings. By keeping a…

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