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The double-digit growth of craft and import beer case sales in convenience stores is admirable, but it's alcohol cider that made a real splash in 2014, growing 125%, according to IRI data, while the beer category as a whole was flat.

Wine sales—both traditional and sparkling—continue to see healthy growth in convenience stores, buoyed significantly in both segments by E&J Gallo’s Barefoot brand. In honor of New Year's Eve, we offer this list of the best-selling sparkling wines in convenience, according to IRI data.

The sale of spirits in convenience stores are up double digits in both units and volume during the 52 weeks ending Aug. 10, 2014, according to IRI. This includes an astonishing 613% growth in unit sales for Fireball Whiskey Specialties, the current darling of the spirits retailing industry.