Taste-Testing All the Wines at Starbucks’ New, Boozy Evenings Program

BLOOMBERG | “The giant coffee company rolled out its new “Starbucks Evenings” program of serving wine, craft beer, and small plates last month in 70 U.S. locations. I stopped by the first spot to open in New York in order to put the selections to a taste test.”
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Beer joins anti-sugar wave in Lion CEO’s myth-busting plan to spark growth

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | “The chief executive of Australia’s No.1 beer company Lion says the $14 billion mainstream beer market can be revitalised and falling consumption reversed, with one of the main weapons being some “myth-busting” about beer’s main ingredients, as it capitalises on an anti-sugar wave.”
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Bottoms up! Largest ever Hong Kong wine festival hopes to boost city’s sagging tourism

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST | “The annual wine festival returns to Central promenade next month with a new whisky-tasting attraction in the face of a downturn in tourism across the city. The biggest-ever Wine and Dine Festival featuring more than 340 wine and food stalls will be staged at the Central Harbourfront Event Space from October 22 to 25. The event marks a 30 per cent increase in offerings compared to last year’s festival.”
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