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Daily Archives: July 20, 2009

Starbucks to rebrand selected locations to offer beer and wine

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From Restaurants & Institutions:

Starbucks location to serve booze

UPI, July 17, 2009 Friday 12:42 PM EST

“Starbucks said one of its Seattle stores will serve a variety of beer and wine as part of its effort to rebrand the location as a locally-oriented cafe.

The store, set to reopen next week after renovations under the new name “15th Ave. Coffee and Tea,” will offer a half dozen varieties of beer and wine in an attempt to expand business during the slow evening hours, USA Today reported Friday.

Major Cohen, senior project manager at Starbucks, said a bottle of beer or a glass of wine will sell for between $4 and $7. He said Starbucks is planning to open two similar locations in the Seattle area and the concept could be spread to other cities if it proves successful”.

Read the rest of the article here:

http://www.rimag.com/articleXML/LN1008022026.html

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Cookbook of the day – Wine

Christian Callec

Wine: A Comprehensive Look at the World’s Best Wines

by Christian Callec

  • Publisher  (October 7, 2003)
  • ISBN 10: 0517221659
  • ISBN 13: 978-0517221655
  • This book is one of those books that was designed from the outset to be marketed as a “remainder”, those less expensive books that you find on the budget tables of bookstores. It’s a handy source of wine information, but its great virtue, and the reason that I’m specifically recommending it this morning,  is the copious amount of photos of actual bottles that illustrate the various winemaking regions. Using top producers as visual examples, you’ll get a look at the labels of many great  producers and the bottles that hold their product.  There are plenty of labels in lieu of bottles as well as the usual panoply of vineyard and “behind the scenes” shots.

    Visually, this is real blessing for any dedicated wine enthusiast and is worth digging around for. As of this posting, Amazon.com has about 15 copies in both new and used condition, and they range in price from .99 to $21.95.

    If you want a visual tour of the great bottles of the world, this is your round-trip ticket.