Sweet White Wine 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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