Corona beer's international expansion began in the South and Southwestern regions of the US – with American tourists returning from Mexico bringing a taste for the beer they'd enjoyed on the sunny beaches of Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta home with them. In 1979, Corona Extra was introduced in the U.S. and quickly became synonymous with the American beach and barbecue lifestyle. In the late ‘80s, people started asking for a more calorie-conscious beer that didn't skimp on taste, so Corona Light was introduced to U.S. customers in 1989. More recently, a few new drinks to kick back with were added to the lineup, to give more choices to everyone who's already living La Vida Más Fina. They started with Corona Premier, a lower-carb, lower-calorie, smoother-tasting option. From there, they debuted Corona Seltzer, their take on the undeniable appeal of spiked seltzer and Corona Refresca, a light and sweet (but not too sweet) product for a different category of beer drinkers.