Oh, Honey! Mulling Over Mead

Spec’s has some great finds in their world-class wines. While the vast majority of wine is made with grapes, there are some outstanding outliers in the wine world. One of these unique beverages is an old-school brew known as mead, or “honey wine.” The world of wine, spirits, and beer…

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Super Scores: Wines for Football Season

Why not kick off football season with some MVP food and wine pairings? Spec’s carries a great selection of football foods and winning wines for a perfect pigskin party! Sunday morning before the game and you’re firing up the grill? Those marinating ribeyes will pair beautifully with a Spanish Rioja…

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This Week’s Must-Have Wines Under $15!

Here are this week's must-have wines.  We love food, so all these wines have an addition of suggested pairings. And, at all under $15, you won't hurt your wallet. Ch Bonnet Blanc A perennial Spec’s favorite, this white from Bordeaux is a juicy, lively and fresh Sauvignon Blanc.  Had this…

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The Best Bubblies! Champagne and Sparking Wines

  • November 13, 2012
  • Wine

The holiday season is reason for celebration, and what better accompaniment to an awesome affair than a sparkling wine from Spec’s? Why call it “sparkling wine” instead of Champagne? You may have heard the word “champagne” used to describe all bubblies – but using the Champagne designation on the label…

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Sake to Me! The Scoop on Sake

Spec’s carries brewed beverages from around the world, and our selection of Japanese sake is a great example. Many countries create traditional alcoholic beverages with regional resources, and Japan’s entry in this category is this much-loved (and much-misunderstood) rice-based beverage. Let’s serve up some facts about sake. Sake is not…

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Sweet Talk: Dessert Wines

Dessert wines are just what they sound like – wines with a sweet edge for after your meal. Dessert wines vary in style, and are available from all different parts of the globe.  Whether your post-dinner preference is sweet and light or heavy and honeyed, Spec’s divine dessert wines will…

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Super Selections for Holiday Happenings

Holiday party season is coming to Spec’s! October’s festive costume parties lead into to the food-coma-inducing Thanksgiving dinner marathon, finally finishing with the season’s-end Christmas and New Year's free-for-alls. You’ve been invited to all the best parties, so stay on the “nice” list with a plan of action for these…

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