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Published: 03/04/2014

CONSUMPTION RISES — 2013 was another positive year for the distilled spirits and wine industries, according to the Beverage Information Group, as each posted gains in both volume and dollar sales. The beer industry also saw success in some categories, but was unable to post its second year of increases overall. According to BIG, the distilled spirits category experienced its 17th year of growth, increasing 2.4 percent, helped by continued interest in super-premium products, increased advertising and modernization of spirits laws.