Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cheerwine

What do I, and my spouse's cousin who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have in common?

Love of a certain softdrink, native to Salisbury, NC.
 Cheerwine.

Cheerwine is not wine.  It is a cherry like (but not quite cherry) soda - hard to explain.  It is more carbonated than most,and is strangely addicting.  And, it is not sold anywhere near my home in upstate New York. (well, that isn't quite true.  You can get small bottles in Cracker Barrel restaurants.  And, on Cheerwine's website.)  So, at best, I can buy it once a year, if I go south.  I've found it as far north as northern Virginia.

I first had Cheerwine two years ago, and I was hooked.  Apparently, a lot of other people are hooked also, because I understand that Cheerwine intends to have nationwide distribution by 2017, its 100th anniversary.

My New Mexican cousin in law will be happy to know this.  She discovered Cheerwine on a vacation several months after I did. 

Some people use it as a cocktail mixer.  I just like to drink it straight. When I went to the Carolinas last year, I bought enough to last the year, rationed very strictly.  Now I am almost out.  So I guess I will have to go back to the Carolinas soon.

Are there any other Cheerwine addicts out there?

2 comments:

  1. Not an addict, but I do enjoy it occasionally! Luckily we live in the South. It has really made a comeback here the past year or so, though.

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  2. My co-blogger at Carolina HeartStrings, Tammie, likes Cheerwine. I have to admit that I have NEVER tried it. For shame.... am thinking I'll grab a bottle soon and change that. Since I don't like cherry coke or Dr. P I am guessing I prob won't like it though...

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