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!