North Carolina has been famous for it’s college basketball, it’s tobacco production, and it’s Cheerwine. In case you aren’t from North Carolina or you have never heard of this drink, Cheerwine is a cherry flavored soda pop. It is produced by the Carolina Beverage Corporation in Salisbury, North Carolina. It has been around for quite a long time. It was first introduced in 1917, but was trademarked until 1926. You can get Cheerwine in plastic bottles or cans, but really the only way to go is in glass. Nothing holds carbonation better than glass bottles. There is also a diet Cheerwine available.
After drinking this, I can see what all the fuss is about. It has a nice cherry flavor, it’s artificial, but it doesn’t taste like nasty cough syrup. The carbonation is nice in the glass bottle, which again I stress is the way you should enjoy this. Next time I am in North Carolina, I won’t mind drinking like the locals do.