Cheerwine has made it's way to Northern, VA suburbs of DC, but not in MD - which is too bad, because I shop at the new Wegmans and Costco in MD (Woodmere).
The diet cheerwine tastes almost exactly like the regular. Just a little lighter on the tongue. Makes me happy, because, now, I control my carbs and with that, sugar.
I "discovered" Cheerwine at Yum Yum Better Ice Cream on Spring Garden St, in Greensboro, near UNCG. 2 all-the-way hots and a cheerwine (not diet) was my first experience. A scoop of ice cream for dessert. yup, it was Yum Yum!