Starbucks will add beer and wine to menu at select coffee shops

CLEVELAND - Tall, venti and grande may no longer refer to just coffee at Starbucks. The coffee giant now plans to sell beer and wine at select locations.

Starbucks will start selling it by the end of this year in a number of cafes in Atlanta and Southern California.

The company said it is exploring an expansion beyond morning coffee and afternoon pick-me-ups.

"As our customers transition from work to home, many are looking for a warm and inviting place to unwind," Starbucks' senior vice president Clarice Turner said.

Starbucks said it has already been doing a test run at some of its coffeehouses for over a year now. The company does not expect to sell alcohol in all of its nearly 11,000 U.S. cafes.

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