My fellow inebriates,
Last month I published what turned out to be a rumour—that Corona beer sales have nosedived because of coronavirus associations.
Turns out I was wrong! Constellation Brands, which owns Corona, saw a 9% rise in stock value last week. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken things up a bit for Corona (including brewery closures in Mexico), there is apparently enough inventory to weather the crisis. According to Constellation, more than 85% of Corona sales are made to individual buyers, not bars or restaurants, so sheltering in place won’t harm it too much.
Looks like one of my neighbours is helping.