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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Chardonnay Wines At Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Chardonnay Wines

Chardonnay is the number one white wine in the world. There are several reasons for this including the fact that the Chardonnay is a relatively low-maintenance vine that adapts to a wide variety of climates which results in high yields around the world. So, you can choose from the millions…

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

Summer Wine Storage

Whether you’ve got 5 bottles or 5 cases, knowing some wine storage basics will help keep your wines in good health during the hot summer months. Assuming you don’t have a personal wine cellar under your home, there are some easy tips to keep your wine fresh until you’re ready…

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Rosé Day - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Rosé for the Day

Hooray, National Rosé Day! National Rosé Day is on June 13th this year and June is the perfect time to sip and celebrate this refreshing wine. Some facts about rosé: The pink shade of rosé wine depends on the amount of time the grape skins were in contact with the…

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Moscato Food Pairings - Spec's Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods

Meals for Moscato – Moscato Pairings

Moscato, famous for its sweetness, is made from one of the oldest wine grapes in the world - Muscat Blanc. Typical Moscato flavors include: Meyer Lemon, Mandarin Orange, Pear, Orange Blossom, and Honeysuckle. But did you know that there are 5 types of Moscato wine? Sparkling & Semi - Sparkling…

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

National Mulled Wine Day

If mulled wine reminds you of Christmas in Europe, you’ve probably been to Europe during the holidays. Mulled wine has become an integral part of the winter holidays in the majority of European countries, each with their own unique take on the hot beverage. Mulled wine made its first appearance…

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