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James Barlow’s ‘The Thirteen’ Picks of August 2020

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologize for missing The Thirteen last month.  Sometimes life gets in the way of your best intentions. This month I have put together a list of delicious wines that are sure to be a hit … Continue reading

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The 12 Under $12 for August 2020

Verraco Cabernet Sauvignon California Cash Price $11.99 There is something to be said for finding Value Cabernet Sauvignon when prices seem to be soaring. This everyday Cab exudes flavors of blackberry and currant with hints of vanilla and cedar. Pair … Continue reading

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Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying the summer.  I personally love summer reds with a little chill such as Beaujolais or Barbera and I especially love Dry Rosé this time of the year!  I … Continue reading

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SHANNON RIDGE ZOOM TASTING ON JUNE 19TH AT 7PM

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Please join me for my favorite ‘Daily Drinking’ winery from Lake County! Winemaker Joy Merriless will walk us through the history and wines as well as talking about sustainable/organic farming in Lake County.  Find your local … Continue reading

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The 12 under $12 for June 2020

Shannon Ridge Zinfandel Lake County, California Cash Price $11.99 with Spec’s Key Zesty and ripe, this wine shows blackberry and plum that explode into spices and dark fruit. The finish is integrated with soft vanilla and oak. Pair with smoked … Continue reading

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Daou Virtual Tasting with Master Sommelier Fred Dame next Tuesday, 5-26.

SpecsVirtualTasting Join me for this awesome and rare event! It’s the first one done in Texas with Master Sommelier Fred Dame! Please click on the link above for information about this rare event to speak and taste with one of … Continue reading

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The 12 under $12 for May 2020 AND Blue Rock Virtual Tasting is Today!

Hello all, Please make sure to join me tonight at 7pm CST for a Virtual tasting with Blue Rock Vineyards owner Kenny Kahn!  Stop by your local Spec’s and purchase some of his wines to taste with him tonight!  See … Continue reading

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BLUE ROCK VIRTUAL TASTING WITH OWNER KENNY KAHN ON TUESDAY, MAY 19TH AT 7PM

Hello all, Please join us for this FREE FUN event with the Owner and Vintner Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyards.  He would love if you tasted the wines with him, so please feel free to purchase them at any … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF MAY 2020

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope everyone is dealing with our new temporary lifestyle with a decent outlook. I’ve taken the opportunity to bond closer with my son (if that’s possible!) and get back into an exercise routine.  That said, … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF APRIL 2020

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Wow. What a March! I believe that we are now in a new month…April? I hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. I have been working from home and still Covid-19 free as far as I … Continue reading

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