Would you go to Starbucks for Wine and Beer?

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    Apparently, before the end of the year, a few stores down in LA will experiment with serving wine and beer!

    Thoughts?
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    It's a brilliant concept. One stop imbibing. Get sauced in style then regain your wits by powering back a gallon of Pike's with triple espresso chasers.

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    Sure, why not? Probably beer rather than wine. Wine depending on what they serve and how they handle it. Maybe they'll eventually serve good mixes of coffee and booze, too?
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    Mines an Irish Coffee!

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    Yup, that would be good.

    In the U.S. liquor licenses (apart from bars and places that sell bottles) often don't include hard liquor (beyond beer and wine), so it'll be interesting to see how sales develop and maybe they'll broaden selection as they go.
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    I can see it now . . ."I'll have a half, triple caff double strong Domaine Comte de Vogue Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes 1962 with a little nutmeg."

    Do we really need snobs of Starbucks caliber bragging that they know wine and shunning us that only really want a glass of Merlot with out sarcasm?

    "I'll have a caff double half triple shot of Merlot without any Starbucks BS and snideness, please." And a chocolate cookie, they look nice.
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    My daughter works for SB. Be nice!
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    There's a Starbucks just a 5 minute walk from my quarters. No pretense there. Just friendly service, nice atmosphere and a good cup o' Joe.
    Served in my favorite mug. :)

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    I have one of those! They have this new glass out that is very cool that my daughter just brought home. It is clear with the logo engraved on it.
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    Well I'm impressed you've got one of those mugs. I still get double takes. Definitely hardcore Galactican you are. AA
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    I think it would be a great idea to have a cold one at Starbucks!! Love the idea!! Pour me another!!
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    Now how'd you get a pic of Starbucks with beer in it, admiral!! I love it!!
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    I've been to many Starbucks cross-country, and in other parts of the world. Have never had less than friendly service at any of them. I'm especially grateful for those open 24 hours!
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    Nothing wrong with SB. I never go there because in my own personal opinion, they are too costly for what you get. I grind my own beans and I use a coffee press, so I am set. On the road, I'll go for a Dunkin cup-o-mud and a few buttermilk donuts.
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    No I wouldn't
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    Me too, I have to say. I always think after one of the staff is sooooooo friendly too darn early, they really are the Apple of coffee!
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    I would. I was talking to my daughter about this last night, and apparently there are some SB that already incorporate this already. The issue will be that here in Cali, you have to be over 21 to serve alcohol. And there are a lot of under 21 year olds working...
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    If Tim Hortons had wifi we wouldn't need Starbucks.

    If you want booze in a coffee shop, you can just do what most people already do on golf courses. Just smuggle your own onto the course. (And you thought that those huge golf bags were just for carrying golf equipment?)

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    As a Canadian, and a coffee lover - black, no sugar - Tim's doesn't cut it for me. It's always smooth and tastes the same from sea to oily sea,
    but it has no kick. Sometimes I wonder if it contains something other than caffeine, to make it addictive.

    For grind at home beans I prefer "Kicking Horse" roast from British Columbia or "Just Us" from Nova Scotia.

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