Local Business Focus – Southtown Spirits

Southtown Spirit owners Jerry and Sally Howell

Making “try before you buy” a taste bud-tingling experience, Southtown Spirits in Hollister offers wine or beer tasting on a daily basis. The owners, Jerry and Sally Howell, know that there are a lot of choices out there, and making a wine purchase can be confusing. They’ll be more than pleased to share their wine knowledge with you. Shop on your own, or ask for their expert help. Either way, they want happy customers.

The Howell’s work side by side in their shop, are always quick with a smile, and greet many of their customers by name.

Southtown Spirits carries a large selection of rare and hard to find wines and vintages. They also carry a huge selection of imported and domestic beers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, Jerry is happy to special order it for you.

Prior to opening Southtown Spirits in November of 2004, the Howells’ owned and operated the Quik Mart on Mt. Branson. They had that business for about 11 years before selling it. They took a couple of years off and rested up for their “Southtown” venture.

The Howells’ goal for Southtown Sprits was to have a store which offers personalized, specialized service for their customers. They offer delivery service and will rent wine glasses for large parties.

The gourmet food items they carry from Viviano’s On The Hill in St. Louis will make your mouth water. They also stock premium foods such as gnocchi, olive oil, imported chocolate and other specialty foods to perfectly complement your beverage. Southtown Spirits has free recipe cards available _ fun to try. Look for them by the cash register

Southtown Spirits caries a large selection of cigars and recently added cigarettes to their line-up of tobacco products.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a complete novice, Southtown Spirits is your “go to” place. They are open seven days a week and are located in South Towne Shopping Center, across the parking lot from Lowe’s. For more information, they call 417-336-9000.