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A blog entry that sparked interest from the PR folks at Cheerwine itself. I got a few goodies out of this post, too, including T-shirt, cap and two cases of the delicious drink.

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  1. 1. A (School Girl) Crush On Cheerwine « http://culturepie.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/a-school-girl-crush... Home about whitney scarves & boots work Search Feeds: Posts Comments « How To: Avoid Writing Insomnia I See You, But Do You See Me? » A (School Girl) Crush On Cheerwine July 30, 2009 by wlharrod (photo courtesy of bevnet.com)1 of 4 1/8/12 9:27 PM
  2. 2. A (School Girl) Crush On Cheerwine « http://culturepie.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/a-school-girl-crush... North Carolinians worship it so much that they buy it in bulk, store it in their basements, and serve it at their barbecue joints. Meet Cheerwine a.k.a. local celebrity. My fan following all started as an infant, right out of the womb. I’ve been a fan of cherry flavor in everything since I was little – cherry in my cough medicine, cherry in my ginger ale, cherry in my lip balm, cherry in my cherry cordial ice cream, etc. Did I mention I’ve been allergic to cherries since birth? I break out in (cherry-shaped) red bumps around my chin area. As the first drink (and almost favorite drink) I’ve experienced in North Carolina, Cheerwine meets my cherry fizz needs, and here’s a secret: If I close my eyes to pretend Cheerwine contains wine, I feel dangerous. When my boyfriend handed me my first can of Cheerwine, it was like the start of a friendship. But, one of those long-distance friendships that are only fun when one or the other is in town. You see, Cheerwine, produced out of Salisbury, North Carolina, is only distributed in certain cities in select Southern states. Obviously, I’ve yet to locate the drink in Louisville or Lexington. Woah! Hold on to my bourbon balls! Now a permanent fixture on Brother Jimmy’s BBQ menu in New York City, Cheerwine lives as far from the South as possible. It’s cool. Wherever barbecue resides, Cheerwine follows. I like Cheerwine because it lacks in the generic flavor of Sprite, but is not quite so exotic that it demands acquired tastes (as such foreign soft drinks can do). Could sales have been better if the term “wine” wasn’t in brand “Cheerwine?” Yes and no. Think about Root beer. Commonsense tells moms and dads kids can safely order Root beer, and hopefully Cheerwine, too. But the term “wine,” may spice up its appeal to women as a cherry cocktail in a can. Still in Kentucky and fantasizing about Cheerwine, I pretend I’ve dropped my can of Cheerwine when I read the bottling company dates back to 1917, and wasn’t trademarked until nine years later. Lewis Peeler started Carolina Bottling Company and initially sold mint soda before coming up with the Cheerwine concoction. He added cherry flavoring to the mint soda, thus creating a cheery, cherry drink. When I see the sign, “Welcome to North Carolina,” I will pull over to the nearest gas station in search for my cherry fix. Until then, I may order a six-pack online, even though I’ve heard shipping costs more than the actual product. After all, I’m still (and forever) star struck. Cheerwine slogans throughout the years: “Full of good cheer.” “It’s A Carolina Thing.” “On all occasions, it’s good taste.” “Now That Would Be Different.” “It’s Time to Zag.” “It’s, like, something else.” “Protecting Your Right to Drink…” Follow2 of 4 1/8/12 9:27 PM
  3. 3. A (School Girl) Crush On Cheerwine « http://culturepie.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/a-school-girl-crush... “The Cherry Different Soft Drink” “It’s A Soft Drink.” “Best Used with A Hammock” “It’s Time for Cheerwine” Official site of Cheerwine http://www.cheerwinecorp.com/ Cheerwine History http://www.blakescheerwineoldies.com Be the first to like this post. Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged food & drink | Leave a Comment Comments RSS Leave a Reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Not published) Name (required) Website Notify me of follow-up comments via email. Post Comment Meet My Entourage Michigan-Bred Claimer Follow3 of 4 1/8/12 9:27 PM
  4. 4. A (School Girl) Crush On Cheerwine « http://culturepie.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/a-school-girl-crush... My tweets @CheerwineSD Why dont you have any tweets going on? 0 minutes ago Cant believe Im just now discovering @Pinterest Where have you been all my life!? 2 minutes ago Brad Pitt is following in the footsteps of Frank Lloyd Wright with his ambitions recreate Fallingwater thi http://t.co/A3x3T13U 2 days ago Food sculptures never looked so fun ... http://t.co/L3u0NhJ6 3 days ago Wish I could get married here in this lovely Rhode Island town: http://t.co/WUAGvcHx 3 days ago Blog at WordPress.com. Theme: MistyLook by Sadish. Follow4 of 4 1/8/12 9:27 PM

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