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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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5 Mother’s Day Brunch Wine Pairings

While you don’t need an excuse to celebrate mom, Mother’s Day is a great reason to host brunch and lavish well-deserved praise upon your mom. As we all know, brunch is the perfect reason to raise a glass before noon. Sure, you could serve up a regular old mimosa, but…

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Perfect Pb&j Pairings

Perfect Pairings For An Upgraded PB&J

In sticky-sweet celebration of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, we’ve decided to elevate this classic American staple from the lunchbox to the wine cellar. While time has proven the classic PB&J to be a thing of enduring perfection, we couldn’t help but wonder about upgrading your ingredients for 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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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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Popcorn & Wine – A Perfect Pair!

There’s more than a kernel of truth to the idea that wine and popcorn make a great twosome. Here’s your chance to find out! In honor of National Popcorn Day, choose one of our gourmet variations on the usual popcorn fare below–just to shake things up. Pop by Spec’s for…

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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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