Star- passthewine- bucks?
Starbucks will begin selling wine and beer at some of their locations? Wait a hot frickin’ minute! So they are getting a license to sell these beverages, but won’t be making my coffee Irish? What the hell? Let me just proclaim right here and now that I LOVE wine. Love it! But honestly? When I go to Starbucks, I’d prefer some Bailey’s in my latte before a nice glass of cabernet. Just saying.
Apparently they want to give their locations the feel of a ritzy cafe at night. When I heard that, all I could think of is the Peach Pit After Dark.
Remember that time Gina and Noah started a strip club there, unbeknownst to Dylan and the rest of the gang? (That’s right, I said GANG.) And just as Donna stumbled into the club and discovered their secret late one night, the police raided the club and she was arrested because they thought she was a prostitute? (Donna was always the skimpiest dresser. Heh.) And then Gina recognized David’s dad as one of the customers and snuck him out the back, so neither would be arrested but then seized the opportunity and blackmailed him with the promise not to tell Jackie? Ahhh, good times.
Oh right, the Starbucks thing. So here’s the thing. Many of the most basic restaurants sell “dessert coffees” with liquor in them, therefore making them fancy. In my opinion, I would have expected the dessert coffees before I would have expected wine and beer. It just seems to fit and make the most sense. Don’t get me wrong – I am curious… I do wonder what types of beer, wine, brands, etc they will offer. I just don’t know that strategically, this was the best move. But hey, if it’s a huge success, I’ll be the first to admit I was wrong.
What do you think? Good idea? Bad? Not fully formed yet?