Sparkling Pairing

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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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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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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Find Your Sweet Spot

There’s a secret side to wines many people have yet to fully explore and appreciate—dessert wines! Defined in the U.S. as any wine over 14% ABV, dessert wines serve as the perfect finale to a delicious meal, whether served with a dessert or in place of one! When pairing wine…

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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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