A. Elizabeth Sloan

Empty Nesters have more time and disposable income to enjoy themselves after the kids are gone. Couple that wilth the fact that over the next 10 years, 4 million young adults will be turning age 21 every year, and it’s no wonder that the social entertaining side of the food business is exploding, with the alcoholic beverage segment leading the way.

With Baby Boomers’ preference for wine and mixed drinks, and some young adults switching from beer to trendy cocktails and "new age" alcoholic drinks,…

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