Starbucks tiptoes into Italy

Each week, roughly 90 million people pass through a Starbucks in one of the 70 countries that house its coffee shops. One country not on that list: Italy. That will change early next year, however, when Starbucks opens its first shop in Milan, reports The New York Times. Starbucks chairman and chief executive Howard D. Schultz announced … [ Read more]

Starbucks expanding its “Evenings” program

Starbucks is expanding its wine and beer program, called “Evenings,” to more than 2,000 U.S. stores over the next four years, reports Wine Spectator. Evenings menus offer wine, beer, and pairing plates. The program is currently operating in select locations around the U.S. over. The program will make Starbucks, which is the world’s largest coffee chain, a … [ Read more]

The Mill: Pour For Parks, Fall Drinking, Ingredient Issues and more

The Mill says bring on Indian summer. A nice bout of unseasonable warmth is just what we need for the spate of Oktoberfests and autumn events happening in the next few weeks. What’s on your radar in The Mill these days? Tweet us @growlermag. Events: We’re not done with autumn beer festivals quite yet. One … [ Read more]