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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

All Things Southern: Cheerwine!

What in the world is Cheerwine? Good question. Is it wine? Is is detergent mixed with wine? Is it any good? All great questions.

Cheerwine was born in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1917, the creation of a store owner by the name of L. D. Peeler. With a flavor of wild cherry, Cheerwine grew in popularity and is now a favorite among many. I know I enjoy an occasional glass because I like the taste of cherry. Come to find out, this beverage is even available in Iraq and China.

I must confess that I haven't paid Cheerwine much attention lately until I saw a billboard advertising it on Interstate 85. Apparently Cheerwine was born in the South and raised in glass and it's become a legend. The things you learn from billboards when you are driving along and need entertainment!

For all you diet soda drinkers, there is even a diet Cheerwine and for a two-Southern products rolled into one, Cheerwine has teamed up with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to form a single-most tasty treat---Cheerwine Kreme Filled! Look at those sprinkles on top.

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CarlybirdK said...

I love Cheerwine! I tried it for the first time right before I quit drinking soda, but it is really good :-)

Alice J. Wisler said...

I like it every so often, too. Like you, I seldom drink soda.

Pamela King Cable said...

Lived minutes from Salisbury for over a decade, and yes, they are mighty proud of their Cheerwine. On a hot day, an icy cold one is a sugary slice of Heaven. If you ever get to the Carolinas, try one!

Alice J. Wisler said...

Good advice, Pam! Cheerwine has its merits.