Delicious Cheese & Drink Pairings - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Delicious Cheese And Drink Pairings

When you think of pairing cheese with a drink, wine is usually the first to come to mind. And with good reason; cheese’s high fat content tends to coat the tongue and dampen taste receptors to beverages, but the acidity of a well-paired wine can cut through this creamy barrier…

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Irish Pairings

Traditional Irish Foods And Wine Pairings

Instead of writing this in an Irish accent with references to leprechauns and green beer, we’re going to throw a little Irish culture at you. And by culture, we mean food. Not many of us stateside are familiar with traditional Irish fare, and assume corned beef and cabbage is a…

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Fat Tuesday Pairings

Beer & Wine Pairings With Mardi Gras Grub

Admit it, when you think of Mardi Gras you think of New Orleans, beads, and debauchery. And while you’re not entirely inaccurate, there’s more to it than that. If you’re heading down there or closer to Galveston Island, (catch some beads for us!) or even if you’re celebrating at home,…

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Top Texas Pairings

Top Texas Pairings

With flavors as big as the state they call home, Texas is a melting pot of cuisines and cultures like no other. As such, we’ve decided to use our locally grown expertise to help guide you to the perfect pairings for a few of Texas’ most popular dishes! Chicken Fried…

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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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Caviar And Drink Pairings

Caviar Buying Guide and Drink Pairings

When it comes to entertaining with elegance, it doesn’t get much classier than the rich hors d'oeuvre that is caviar. Serving it the right way can be a daunting task. Today we’re going to discuss what to pair with caviar. What is caviar? Let’s start with understanding the blanket term,…

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Cinco De Mayo Pairings

Cinco De Mayo Party Food & Drink Pairings

May 5th is upon us again! For many—that means its time for another fiesta. Everyone loves a good party? But let’s assume you have a really busy schedule. No need to go loco en la cabeza. We know not everyone has the time to plan and cook an extravagant, homemade…

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National Prime Rib Day

National Prime Rib Day: Prime Rib And Drink Pairings

As you walk into your kitchen, your nose is flooded with the savorous notes of roasted garlic, onions, herbs, and beef. Your stomach gives a yearning grumble. This is part of the glorious experience of cooking a prime rib—the king of meats! Today is National Prime Rib day, and we’ve…

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6 Cognac and Food Pairings

Who is cognac? Cognac is that person you go on a date with who whispers, “I’m not like all the others, you know—I’m complex.” Intriguing. Bold. And yes. Very complicated in taste. Many think Cognac is difficult to pair with most foods—that she demands to be savored all by herself,…

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Say “Cheesecake” Day!

Talk about the ultimate smooth operator, cheesecake pretty much creams the dessert competition when it comes to pure seductiveness. Just mention the word “cheesecake” and the mouthwatering begins. No wonder today is dedicated to its deliciousness! Of course, all that velvety goodness requires a delicate beverage balance. You want a…

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3 Days for Chillin’ & Grillin’

Tomorrow begins that favorite of all events for many hard-working folks— the 3-day weekend! And if you didn’t know by glancing at the calendar, just driving around your neighborhood catching the irresistible aromas wafting from backyards and parks would tip you off. Grilling up good times with family and friends…

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