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 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?