Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Do You Cheerwine?

Cheerwine...a longtime favorite soda of Southerners. What is Cheerwine? Well, it's not a wine! It's made in North Carolina...a unique sparkling, cherry tasting beverage with a distinct burgundy color.
I'm not sure how many Southerners live in my small town of Port St. Lucie, Florida, but I was soooo excited to see Cheerwine on the shelves at my local Publix! I'm not sure how I even noticed the bottles there...'cuz they WERE in the Pepsi section. By now, y'all surely know I'm NOT a Pepsi girl. But anyway, they were there and I grabbed tons of them. This past Sunday, I even found Cheerwine at The Fresh Market. Yahoo!
My rush has started for the Christmas season and today, I got a late start out for some shopping and had a quick lunch before I left the house. Cheerwine was just the treat I needed to get me going. Savvy Southerners like myself know that Cheerwine should be sipped with a straw, as the color of the beverage will stain your lips!
Of course, Southerners jump at any opportunity for a pageant and, you guessed it, there is a "Miss Cheerwine"! Isn't she pretty?! Her name is Spencer and she's a native of High Point, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of Alabama. She's a lifelong Cheerwine lover. She has the looks, the smarts, and the Southern pedigree to serve as the the perfect ambassador for Cheerwine!
Lord have mercy, there are even "Cheerwine Doughnuts" made by my favorite doughnut people since childhood...Krispy Kreme. I want one!!!
The perfect sandwich with a Cheerwine soda...The Fresh Market pimiento cheese and potato chips. NOBODY beats The Fresh Market for pimiento cheese, except maybe my Daddy's pimiento cheese.
You can read more about Cheerwine on their site HERE. Or, you can be like Miss Janice and follow them on Twitter here and on Facebook here. Cheerwine definitely has a distinct flavor and if you decide to try it, please let me know how you like it!

Cheerwine...Born in the South...raised in a glass!

12 comments:

Ashley said...

I LOVE Cheerwine!! I haven't seen it anywhere in MS!

Mona said...

I've not seen or sipped Cheerwine here in "the north" MO. But I must say, I LOVE Miss Cheerwine's red topsiders!! xx

Tammy B said...

I've never had Cheerwine. I'm going to the Fresh Market on Saturday. I may have to get one to try. If you like TFM's pimento cheese, you will like Publix brand. It is called cheese spread with pimento. It is usually either in the section with the lunch meat (such as Oscar Mayer) or with the packaged cheese. It is my favorite.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Born and raised in North Carolina - love Cheerwine!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

AngelaV said...

For a long time, we could not find Cheerwine here in VA. But my parents own a beach home in NC and I stocked up when I went there. Now, our stores have gotten smart and have started stocking it. Love Cheerwine!

P.S. What kind of wine goes with a pulled pork sandwich? Cheerwine!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never even heard of Cheerwine before! We don't have it here in Michigan/Pennsylvania! xo

Suburban Princess said...

I will have to try that the next time I am down south! It must be like the Scottish drink I LOVE...Irn Bru! It's so distinct and regional.

Laura said...

Gotta get me some of this, Miss Janice! If I can find it!! Thanks for posting!

I Do Declare said...

There's an event in DC called Taste of the South and each Southern state gets to showcase their region. North Carolina always has Cheerwine, and people just scoop it up b/c it's so hard to find outside Carolina. Cute post!!!

Bella Michelle said...

Oh my, I haven't had Cheerwine in a really long time!!! Have you ever had Blenheim Ginger Ale? It is very spicey and made in a little town in SC!

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

Cheerwine was always a treat on the way in and out of summer camp in North Carolina every year. My brother loves it. A few Christmases ago I bought him a case from a speciality shop and had it shipped home to Florida. I think it cost close to $100 for a 12 pack. I've noticed it in my Grocery store in Virginia, and was thrilled to see it! Glad it's being distributed to it's adoring fans, but let's get it placed by the co-cola please!

Royar said...

I LOVE Cheerwine and I can only get it when I go to Camp in the summer!