A look at libations in 2013

A look at libations in 2013

Stephen Beaumont talks to experts about trends in alcoholic beverages for 2013. This article ran in the Dec. 17, 2012, issue of NRN. Subscribe today. 

On the surface 2012 was a good year for the beverage industry. Although excitement over cocktail culture seemed to fade a bit, there remained plenty of interest in mixology, which translated to near-boom times for many premium spirits. Despite worries over market saturation, craft beer continued to perform extremely well, while light beer held firm, and a handful of new releases from the major global breweries made headlines. And the wine market within the U.S. remains vibrant and strong,

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