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K VINTNER’S EVENT IS ON 3-11-20

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I just realized I neglected to put date of the event…..it’s this Wednesday! Please RSVP to RSVP_Woodlands@specsonline.com WHAT: K Vintners Free Customer Appreciation Event Where: Spec’s Oak Ridge North When: MARCH 11TH FROM 6:30-8:00PM Wines to … Continue reading

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FREE K VINTNERS ‘DRINK WASHINGTON STATE’ CUSTOMER APPRECIATON EVENT

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I apologize for the late notice, but I’ve been able to put together a great tasting of Washington State wines from Washington ICON K Vintners.  At this event,  you will be able to taste through some … Continue reading

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The Twelve Under $12 for February 2020

Ca’Momi Sparkling Rose Napa Valley $11.99/$10.79 Case Price Deliciously soft on the palate, flavors of ripe strawberries and sweet red cherries burst into millions of bubbles.  A creamy core offers hints of cherry cobbler crust and citrus in a seamless … Continue reading

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

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am back in the saddle with this blog after taking January off. I was recently in California on a Saké trip, being that I am also the new Saké buyer for Spec’s. When I was … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S TOP PICKS OF 2019

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce my TOP PICKS OF 2019! I have had the pleasure of traveling to Spain and Napa Valley this year.  I am settling into my new role with Spec’s as the Fine … Continue reading

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THE THIRTEEN PICKS OF NOVEMBER 2019

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, Tis the season for my ABSOLUTE favorite holiday.  Thanksgiving allows me to truly get my wine ‘geek’ on and typically pick some esoteric wines that will pair phenomenally with all the Turkey day fixins. This year … Continue reading

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THE 12 UNDER $12 FOR NOVEMBER 2019

Dibon Brut Sparkling N/V Spain Cash Price $9.99 Cava produces the best priced sparkling wine in the world.   Dry flavors of citrus and grapefruit play into fresh bubbles and baked apple while showing hints of toasted bread on the finish. … Continue reading

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‘GREAT AMERICAN WINES FOR AN AMERICAN FEAST’ WINE TASTING ON NOVEMBER 5TH (SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!)

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I STILL HAVE SEVERAL SEATS AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT!  IT’LL BE THE BEST OF THE YEAR! RSVP NOW! I am pleased to offer my last Tasting of the Year entitled : Great American Wines for an … Continue reading

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‘GREAT AMERICAN WINES FOR AN AMERICAN FEAST’ WINE TASTING ON NOVEMBER 5TH

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to offer my last Tasting of the Year entitled : Great American Wines for an American Feast This class will be focused on showing spectacular wines to pair with your upcoming Holiday Feasts! … Continue reading

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JAMES BARLOW’S ‘THE THIRTEEN’ PICKS OF OCTOBER 2019

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I walked my son to school this morning without breaking into a massive sweat!  Fall has finally arrived!  With the cooler weather, I have decided to review bigger wines for the most part. I am excited … Continue reading

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