Author Archives: TheWineEpicure

Barlow’s Bubbles for New Year’s Eve

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I cannot believe we are already past Christmas! I hope everyone enjoyed the festivities this year. I say we send 2020 off with a pop (and fizz) and thank the good Lord above that 2021 is … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 TOP PICKS OF 2020

CA’MOMI Heartcraft Sparkling N/V California Cash Price $12.99 but only $10.99 with a $2.00 Spec’s Key discount thru the end of the year Sparkling wine crafted from the heart, this bubbly pops on the palate with tart green apple and … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S TOP PICKS FOR 2020

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce my TOP PICKS OF 2020! Who could’ve imagined this year would turn into what it has. That said, this was my 1st full year as the Fine Wine America and Saké … Continue reading

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Rombauer Live Virtual Tasting with Reagan Rombauer this Thursday Dec. 3rd at 7pm

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Please join us for this rare opportunity to taste with the Iconic Rombauer Vineyards. Learn about their history and wines this Thursday! Please stop by your local Spec’s and support this winery by purchasing some wines … Continue reading

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Twelve under $12 for November 2020

Girasole ORGANIC Zinfandel California Cash Price $11.99 with Your Spec’s Key This focused and enjoyable Zin offers flavors of ripe blackberry and plum on the palate with hints of black pepper and exotic spice. 100% Organic. Pair with turducken! Tomich … Continue reading

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BROOKS WINERY VIRTUAL TASTING NEXT TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH AT 7PM CST

Hello all, Please Join us for this event. Go to your Local Spec’s or have the wines delivered from our App! These wines will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day table! I am extremely pleased to have Janie … Continue reading

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PLUMPJACK COLLECTION PRIVATE VIRTUAL TASTING: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 7PM CST

Join Us for this very rare and special opportunity to learn about the history of this Iconic winery and have a fun Q and A session with Plumpjack. You can find all the wines at Spec’s. Please RSVP to the … Continue reading

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

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This is obviously my favorite holiday as I get to geek out on what wines I’d like to pair with all my Gobble Day festivities. I get an EXTRA treat … Continue reading

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J. Moss Winery Virtual Tasting This Thursday, November 5th at 7pm

Hey all! Please join me for this awesome tasting with one of the few Black Owned Wineries in all of California. I had the pleasure to meet James a couple of years ago in Napa Valley and have enjoyed selling … Continue reading

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THE TWELVE UNDER $12 FOR OCTOBER 2020

Perelada Brut Cava, Spain Cash Price $9.99 This diamond shows clean citrus notes and plenty of apple and pear.  The palate shows touches of bread pudding and confection.  The finish is refreshing with touches of almond and white flowers.  Pair … Continue reading

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