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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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Pasta And Wine Guide

How To Pair Wine With Pasta

When it comes to pairing wine with pasta, the first thing to remember is that you’re going to ignore the pasta and focus on the sauce. Think of pasta as the canvas that holds all the accompanying ingredients together. All the flavor comes from the sauce – spicy tomato-based sauces,…

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Wine And Salami Pairings

Salami and Wine Pairing Guide

September 7th marks National Salami Day—the perfect time for a cheese and charcuterie board. What better way to pair salami than with wine? The type of salami you decide to snack on can vary in taste, as should the varietal you pair it with. Follow these easy tips for the…

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Unexpected Wine Pairings

Unexpected Wine Pairings that Work Deliciously

Don’t you just love surprises? Seeing all your friends and family gathered in your den to pop out and all yell ‘Happy Birthday’ is a great feeling. But what’s even greater is discovering that your favorite wine pairs exceptionally well with a food that you never would have expected. Don’t…

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Grilled Cheese And Wine Pairings

Grilled Cheese and Wine Pairings

Grilled cheese? Yep, you heard us right. But don’t bust out the juice boxes and spaghetti-os just yet! Grilled cheese can be so much more than kid-food. With the wide assortment of artisanal cheeses and fine wines available at your nearest Spec’s—the gourmet pairing combos are endless. In honor of…

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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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