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USA As Starbucks rolls out plan to sell beer and wine, some buzz is negative

Starbucks is introducing beer and wine to its beverage list in select locations, calling it a response to consumer requests. But many café chain regulars say they fear a change to a bar atmosphere.

By Staff writer / March 28, 2012

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Starbucks has been working hard on new beverages to sell, including energy drinks and a line of fresh juices, but the strategy that is generating the most buzz – both good and bad – is the Seattle-based coffee house’s move to sell alcohol.