Americans Love Their Tequila Shots Even as Trump Bashes Mexico

08/23/16 Bloomberg

995px-Casa_Noble_tequilaWhile Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s supporters chant “build the wall,” more Americans are drinking beer and tequila imported from what would be on the other side.

The largest alcohol producers are stressing the need to appeal to consumers — Hispanic and otherwise — who increasingly want products with Mexican heritage. U.S. beer shipments from Mexico grew 18 percent this year through June, outpacing the 1.3 percent gain for all beer shipments, according to data from the Beer Institute.

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