Daily News: NY Doesn’t Want You to Buy Powdered Alcohol, Starbucks Is Selling Wine and a Craft Beer for the Pope

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Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– Need a side of wine with your coffee? As of Wednesday, Starbucks kicks its “Evenings” initiative into gear, and will begin selling wine and craft beer at 24 new locations across the U.S.

– Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to ban the sale of powdered alcohol in New York.

– Japan is installing cameras at train stations to detect drunken behavior.

– One New Jersey brewer is celebrating the Pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia with a craft beer, aptly named You Only Pope Once.

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