Cheerwine - Carolina Country


Finest Made in NC Product

By Leah Chester-Davis

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Cheerwine, that uniquely Southern soft drink that has been delighting taste buds since 1917 with its fizzy wild cherry taste, is a favorite North Carolina product.

Created in Salisbury amid a sugar shortage, the drink’s creator, L.D. Peeler, concocted a drink with a wild cherry flavor. It’s been a winner ever since. While it’s a refreshing drink, Cheerwine is also used in numerous recipes, all available on the company website. That sweet, cherry flavor enhances barbecue, punch, candied apples, a Cheerwine poke cake, brownies and ice cream. It also pairs with another North Carolina product— Texas Pete— for a margarita. Cheers to a delicious drink and an ingredient for all kinds of culinary creations! 

“Best soft drink of all time!”

—Angela Meredith, High Point, a member of EnergyUnited

About the Author

Carolina Country Contributing Editor Leah Chester-Davis loves to explore North Carolina. Her business, Chester-Davis Communications (, specializes in food, farm, gardening and lifestyle brands and organizations.

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