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Coke Developing Boozy Drink for Japan

Coca-Cola Co. used to sell wine, but got out of that business in 1983.

In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, a worker watches a product line at Coca-Cola Ebina plant in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. Coca-Cola may be getting into the booze business again by developing a bubbly alcoholic drink in Japan. The soda maker, best known for Coke, Sprite and Fanta, says it’s experimenting with a canned beverage that would be a mix of sparkling water and an alcoholic Japanese drink.
In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, a worker watches a product line at Coca-Cola Ebina plant in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. Coca-Cola may be getting into the booze business again by developing a bubbly alcoholic drink in Japan. The soda maker, best known for Coke, Sprite and Fanta, says itโ€™s experimenting with a canned beverage that would be a mix of sparkling water and an alcoholic Japanese drink.
AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File

NEW YORK (AP) โ€” Coca-Cola may be getting into the booze business again by developing a bubbly alcoholic drink in Japan.

The soda maker, best known for Coke, Sprite and Fanta, says it's experimenting with a canned beverage that would be a mix of sparkling water and an alcoholic Japanese drink. The Atlanta-based company declined to say when the drink may launch or what it would be called.

Coca-Cola Co. sold wine about 40 years ago, but got out of that business in 1983. Last year, it launched a line of fruity alcohol mixers in Spain.

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