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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National Pretzel Day

National Pretzel Day: Beers that Pair Well with Pretzels

Don’t be salty! National Pretzel Day is April 26th—a time where people across the country celebrate all things pretzel. This doughy, twisted treat has been enjoyed since the Middle Ages. According to legend, Italian monks first invented the pretzel as a reward for pious village children. It didn’t arrive in…

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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 Chip And Dip Day

National Chip and Dip Day

National Chip and Dip Day is officially observed on March 23, but if you’re like us, every day is national chip and dip day. We just call it chips and salsa, a true Texas staple! From tailgating to a day at the lake, dips like salsa, guacamole, queso, and hundreds…

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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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Chocolate And Wine Pairings

How To Pair Wine And Chocolate

Can you hear the fluttering of cupid’s wings? Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Whether you plan to buy something sweet for your sweetie, or you just plan to ‘treat yo’ self,” there’s no denying that now’s the time for some rich, decadent chocolate. The only thing better than…

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Thanksgiving Pairings

Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Tips

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means the holiday stress is just starting to peak. We’re going to take care of that with some wine pairing tips you and your guests will be grateful for! Here are a few ways to go about this. One White, One Red A good…

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Flavors of Fall

As excited as we get about some beers, they aren’t the focus of every event and sometimes they only play a supporting role. Having just entered Autumn, we wanted to look at the beer styles we’re looking to be drinking and figure out which of our favorite foods they might…

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Bourbon & BBQ Pairings

Summer has begun and it’s National Bourbon Day! Both Bourbon and BBQ share so many similarities. They’re strong. Have origins in charred wood. (And they’re about as American as a bald eagle soaring over a baseball stadium that’s blaring ‘God Bless The USA’.) But as much as they have in…

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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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Holiday Cookie & Wine Pairings

Poor Santa Claus. All that work squeezing himself down every chimney, and what does he get rewarded with? Cookies and milk. Now we don’t have anything against dairy, but we believe that if you’re going to enjoy a cookie, the right wine will produce a much more gratifying pairing option.…

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