Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, Spec’s is a true destination shopping experience. Spec and Carolynn Jackson began their venture into the liquor business with a small store around 1000 sq ft selling pints and half pints of liquor. Over the years they diligently worked to open more locations and expanded to include larger bottles of liquor and then beer. In 1971 their daughter Lindy and son in law John joined the business upon college graduation. John and Lindy learned the business from the ground up and together the four put Spec’s into the spotlight of the world. With the introduction of wines in 1974, John Rydman turned everybody’s heads with the breadth of wine selection and pricing offered in Houston. John’s love of all things wine is at the forefront of our wine departments to this day. Spec’s entered the food business with po-boy sandwiches, crackers and cheese in the late ’80’s because customers asked and we responded. We haven’t stopped since! In 1995, the business grew once more with the addition of third generation family member Lisa Rydman. Today we have over 150 locations all over the great state of Texas. We proudly serve the communities of Houston, Beaumont, Austin, Galveston, Victoria, Temple, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, El Paso, McAllen, Brownsville, Lubbock, Waco, Kerrville and Padre Island. We offer the best selection of wines, spirits, beers, liqueurs, cigars and in our larger stores, fine gourmet foods.