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New Ways To Enjoy Rosé Wines - Spec'c Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

New Ways to Enjoy Rosés

The days of judging a wine by its container are long gone. With that in mind, let’s focus on rosé and the myriad ways one can enjoy this delicious beverage! A glass bottle may not always be welcome at certain places like the beach, the pool, the river, etc. But…

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Spanish Wines - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Spanish Wines

When most people think of Spanish wine they inevitably think of sangria, but Spain has a lot more to offer when it comes to wine! The origin of wine in Spain is old enough to have been lost to time as no one really knows who first brought vines to…

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Chilean Wine Month - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Chilean Wines

The rise in Chilean wines may seem new to the wine world, but Chile has been planting grapevines since the 1500’s. The recent surge in Chilean wine exports has finally brought the recognition these vintners deserve; prior to the 1990’s almost all of Chilean wines were consumed by its residents.…

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Australian Wines - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Australian Wines

Australia is one of the most prolific wine-producing countries in the world and not many people in the U.S. are aware of it. History of Australian Wine The birth of Australian wine making first started when vine cuttings from the Cape of Good Hope were brought to the penal colony…

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New Wines, Spirits & Beers for 2021

It’s January so you’ve probably finished reading all the 2020 recaps and are beyond ready to move on and leave those 365 days as far behind as possible! We feel you. So, what’s new for beverages in the year 2021 you ask? Well, settle on down and get ready to…

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Top 10 Rioja Wines Of 2020 - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Top 10 Most Impactful Riojas of 2020

A Word From Our Wine Expert... Many major reviewers have been releasing their “Best Of” and “Top” wines of the year lists over the past month. Fun as they may be to obsess over and reference, those lists are obviously subjective. While I have never been disappointed in a wine…

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Best Texas Holiday Wines - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Best Texas Holiday Wines

Besides the fact that shopping local is more important than ever this holiday season; Texas makes some really good wines! So, whether you’re gifting or treating yourself, we’ve put together 5 Texas wines that will go wonderfully with your seasonal dishes and help to support a local business. But first,…

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Explore Wines From Rioja - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Wines From Rioja – The Perfect Holiday Companion!

With a myriad of dishes served during the holidays, there is no better accompaniment to a meal – or finer gift to give – than an exquisite wine from Rioja. These vibrant wines offer unmatched versatility. Excellent conditions for vine cultivation allow for a multitude of wine styles – this…

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Paul Dolan Organic Wines At Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Paul Dolan Organic Vineyards

The farming at Paul Dolan Vineyards is 100% organic and is done without the use of pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. By treating the soil as a living, life-giving organism and nature as their guide, Paul Dolan crafts organic wines of character and purity. “After tasting the real difference between…

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Our Favorite Chianti Wines - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Chianti Up: Getting Acquainted with A Tuscan Classic

Chianti, pronounced “kee-on-tee”, is a red wine blend from the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy, made primarily with Sangiovese grapes. You used to see it in a squat bottle wrapped in straw, but nowadays most producers use standard bottles and have left the straw off completely. The history of Chianti…

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Wine Cocktails - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

How to Make a Wow-Worthy Wine Cocktail

A key component to any satisfying summer is wine. Red, white, rosé, sparkling, box, bottle or can - summer is all about that wine! Wine is especially great when you can use it to whip up a refreshing cocktail, and that’s exactly what we’re going to show you how to…

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Summer Wine & Cheese Pairings - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Wine & Cheese Pairings

Before we get started, the most important thing to remember for any pairing situation is to go with what you like. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, if you enjoy it go for it! That being said, we’ve put together some general guidelines you’re totally free to ignore. If…

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