As with wine, spirits gained momentum in April although not at the same level. Dollar sales rose to 5.9% in the 4-weeks to April 30, according to Nielsen scan data in food, drug, convenience and liquor stores, while volumes grew 4.7%. The good news is that spirits, like wine, is performing better in the short term. So what? It could be the beginning of a trend, meaning the industry could continue to see improvements in the coming months.