Price Increases at Starbucks; Mariah Carey Makes Champagne


• Starbucks has raised prices on every drink except drip coffee. [NYP]

• Mariah Carey will soon launch her own brand of rose called Angel Champagne. [NYDN]

• California’s Huntington Meat Packing has recalled 864,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. coli fears. [Reuters]

• Kraft will buy Cadbury for 19 billion dollars. [NYP]

• In an effort to combat alcoholism, British officials have banned drinking games in pubs and may institute mandatory minimum prices on alcohol. [WSJ]

• Mario Batali and Tom Colicchio are producing a documentary about hunger in America, co-directed by Colicchio’s wife Lori Silverbush. [Daily Dish/LAT]

• Gordon Ramsay will start Tweeting on February 1. [Monsters & Critics]

• Sam Talbot has separated from his wife and is rumored to be seeing Kelly Bensimon. [NYP]