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The Mighty Malbec

Eight Affordable & Delicious Malbec Wines

Malbec wines offer a delightful range of flavors and quality. They’re a great alternative to pricier Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Its meteoric rise in popularity in the U.S. is due to the economic troubles of the early 2000s which caused wine prices to rise, and sent Americans in search of…

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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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Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide

Whether you’re a new couple full of swoon and lust or you’ve been together so long you finish each other’s sentences, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love of every kind. So, if you’re looking to add some vino to your vigor, we’ve got the gift guide to help…

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The 2019 Great Grape Forecast

New Wine Trends To Watch In 2019

With 2018 in the rearview, we’ll happily raise a glass to its many ups and downs while looking forward to what 2019 has planned for the wine world! The “drink less, but better” wine trend of 2018 looks to carry over into 2019 in surprising ways. Sherry & Wine Cocktails…

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Bordeaux for the Holidays!

‘Tis the season…to have some great wine! (Specifically Bordeaux, if you’re like us.) Now, some of you out there reading this may already be familiar with Bordeaux, and if so, please do yourself a favor and go buy some more. You know you want to.  This article is for those…

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Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines

Wishbone and Wines: Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines

When it comes to choosing what kind of wine you want to wash down your Thanksgiving Day feast with, the amount of options can be overwhelming. But the reality is, when you’re face down in a pile of gravy soaked everything, the subtle nuance of a high-priced Beaujolais perfectly complimenting…

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Fall in Love with Bordeaux!

The cooler temperatures of Fall are upon us and that means it's Wine Weather! And if you haven't already heard, Bordeaux is the way to go. Take a look at our top 20 Bordeaux selections, all under $20, to expand your wine horizons and keep your wallet full. Château Ampélia,…

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Dessert Wines

What Are The 4 Best Dessert Wines?

To many people, the best part of any meal is the grand finale—dessert! Here at Spec’s, we believe that food shouldn’t hog the entire spotlight. With these outstanding dessert wine recommendations, your sweet tooth is sure to be more than satiated. This short list varies from dry to sweet and…

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Wine And Salami Pairings

Salami and Wine Pairing Guide

September 7th marks National Salami Day—the perfect time for a cheese and charcuterie board. What better way to pair salami than with wine? The type of salami you decide to snack on can vary in taste, as should the varietal you pair it with. Follow these easy tips for the…

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Cabernet Selections

Wine Picks For International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

If Cabernet is your bae, then today’s your day. Gratuitous rhyming aside—Today is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day! Celebrate this glorious holiday with these top wine recommendations. Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, Sonoma County California This California wine doesn’t hold back on the rich, concentrated black fruit flavors— sporting depth…

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