Our Beer Yoga (BOGA) tomorrow with Briana Betrus is still happening despite the potential forecast of bitter cold. It runs 2-3 p.m.
We have a few spots left, so let us know if you plan to attend. The last session was very well received, and we plan to keep this a regular happening at Lukas.
Our Annual Clearance Event has been extended through Sunday, January 20th. You still have a few more days to save on hundreds of wines, beers, and spirits before it ends. So brave the weather, come on in, and save! Hope to see you there.
We received a lot of new items in the Spirits Department this week, so figured it worth be sharing:
-4 Hands 1220 RTD Gin & Tonic CANS.
-Barrel Bourbon 15yr. *SOLD OUT*
-Barrel Bourbon “DoveTail” Bourbon.
-Suntory Roku Gin.
-Suntory Haku Vodka.
-On The Rocks Aviation RTD cocktail.
-Eight & Sand Bourbon.
Bell’s Hopslam is here! Online only – pick up within two weeks.
click here to purchase *limit 2 6 packs per person*
Orders will be available to pick up after 5PM. *sold out*
These are extremely limited, so we are holding a drawing. Between today and 9PM Monday, January 21st, you will be able to enter the drawing. On Tuesday, January 22nd, we will draw the winning names, and you will have two weeks to come in and purchase your minikeg. One entry per person – in store only, no phone calls or email – multiples will be discarded. No purchase necessary.
Now in stock!
2nd Shift I Am Become Death (STLHops collab)
2nd Shift Two Trains Imperial IPA
Hoof Hearted Everybody Wants Some Double IPA
Hoof Hearted Tickling the Ivories NEIPA
Stillwater Loaf NEIPA
Stillwater Retail NEIPA
Fat Orange Cat Write Drunk Edit Sober NEIPA
Fat Orange Cat Sweet Jane Strawberry Milkshake IPA
Evil Twin Cuvee Grand Cru Double Barrel Edition
Evil Twin A Man Who Doesn’t Love IPA Easily, Loves Too Much IPA
Evil Twin Learn What is to be Taken Seriously IPA
Abomination Rotting Earth Double IPA
Dugges Speyside Cacao Whisky Barrel Aged Chocolate Stout
Dugges Mango Mango Mango Sour Ale
We now have five beers available from White Rooster Farmhouse Brewery from Sparta, Illinois! No longer online. Available on the new items rack.
Elliptic tart farmhouse ale with yellow peaches
Expectation out bruin with black currants, boysenberries, and sweet cherries
Late July single barrel tart farmhouse ale aged for 8 months
Infusion sour ale with hibiscus and ginger
Velour blend of one, two, and three year old Flanders red ale
Gary’s Newsletter, 1/17/19:
Lukas Wine & Spirits, for 18 years in St. Louis, has always been a teaching facility. This week’s newsletter will be an attempt to educate our customers about the unethical practice by other stores to blatantly mislead consumers with false point of sales. (P.O.S.)
P.O.S. is the information that describes a wine, spirit or beer so consumers can make an informed decision. Let me tell you how important the accuracy of this information is in some states. A major grocery store chain in another state was fined seven million dollars for blatantly misleading consumers with outdated P.O.S. It was determined that this was an ethics violation. Wine is the item with the most outdated P.O.S. in St. Louis. The most common deceptive practice when it comes to outdated P.O.S. is to put up a rating for a wine that is not the same vintage of what is being sold to you.
This is where it gets interesting. I can personally give you hundreds of examples as to why it is important that you, a consumer, pay attention to vintages on P.O.S. The vintage on the P.O.S. must match the vintage of the wine you buy. For example: The 2004 Pezzi King Cabernet at $18.99 was unbelievable in taste, structure and quality. When the 2005 Pezzi King hit the shelves it was so bad, that we at Lukas wouldn’t have sold it for $5. Stores would intentionally leave the P.O.S. for the 2004 up to entice customers to buy the inferior 2005. This is just one of thousands of examples.
Why would a store intentionally keep point of sale up that is not current? The answer is obvious: An attractive, well written point of sale will get consumers to buy more of their wine. They are counting on you, the consumer, to fall for this deceptive, unethical practice. Today, there is a chain store in St. Louis that has P.O.S. up on their wines from two vintages ago.
At Lukas Wine & Spirits, every P.O.S. is checked monthly to assure our customers that all P.O.S. is accurate and applicable to the wine they are purchasing. For the last 18 years, we have run our business with the utmost integrity and ethics. We are the “Home of the Experts” and want nothing more than to constantly earn your trust.
Experience Lukas Wine and Spirits:
“No lines at checkouts.”
“We will never bait and switch our customers.”
“We will never work on commission.”
Gary: Proud Owner
Home of the Experts!