Please help me get the word out

The view of both Pichons from the south

The view of both Pichons from the south

Dear Wine Friends,

I am writing in most unusual circumstances.
As you are most likely aware, Spec’s is hosting a great Bordeaux tasting featuring the 2013 vintage in Houston on Monday February 1st at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice. If you are not aware, here’s a link to the info:
We anticipate about 400 guests attending this 5th annual event in Houston. Many of you already plan to attend or may have attended one of our previous Bordeaux events – so you know how good this event is.
You may not be aware that we are hosting a similar Bordeaux event featuring the 2011 vintage in Dallas on February 2nd at The Room on Main. Here’s a link to the invitation to that event:
While we had hoped to have 250 to 300 guests at that event, we have had trouble getting the word out to the Bordeaux lovers in the Dallas area and have only a fraction of that signed up. So I am asking for your help. If you know anyone who lives in the Dallas area who you think might be interested in a great Bordeaux tasting, please send them this information. If they enjoy good Bordeaux, they’ll be glad you did.
Thanks in advance for your help.



On Monday, August 24th at 7pm, please join me (Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton) at the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for BORDEAUX by the NUMBERS, a unique Bordeaux tasting featuring three-vintage verticals from five of my favorite chateaux: Cantemerle, Cantenac Brown, Gruaud Larose, Grand Puy Lacoste, and Calon Segur. In a virtual south-to-north tour of classified chateaux of the Haut Medoc, we’ll taste the 2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages from each of these properties. Each chateau represents its appellation with great quality at fair, un-hyped pricing. These are the sort of wines that make me love Bordeaux.

Why? Because I am intrigued to taste these wines as verticals. It will be fun and informative. The cost of this unique tasting will be $100.00 per person (Cash or Check) or $105.26 regular. The course will meet at 7pm on Monday August 24, 2015. To reserve your spot, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).