For the first time in 25 years, wine consumption has declined, falling last year by nearly 1% in volume, according to global alcohol tracker IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. Americans are still spending more on alcohol, with $167 billion going to buy booze. It's a 2.5% increase over 2018, IWSR says. People were drinking more whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila and gin – up 2.3% over last year. And the hard seltzers were the drink of 2019, with volume increasing by nearly 50%.
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