Food of the Eighties, Sun Country Wine Coolers
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popular wine cooler that came in 2 liter bottles and various flavors. It came out during the initial wine cooler craze and was actually a decent tasting drink. The label was bright yellow, not sure when it phased out of popularity.
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Shatzi - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Yes I remember this. Light booze that came in a plastic bottle like soda. Made you feel sick quick.
misty - July 15, 2007 - Report this comment
This was the drink that I got buzzed on for the first time in 8th grade! I'm sure 8 of us split a bottle... Ah, memories.
Bad Squirrel - August 23, 2007 - Report this comment
two liter peach sun country was the 1st booze I bought back in the 10th grade. Got a slight buzz, but mostly it made me have to take a leak.
Sabrina - December 16, 2007 - Report this comment
These were cheap when money was tight. We drank our share, thats for sure. รณ
Lourdes - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
So do they exist??? All these sites are just people making comments about them??? DO THEY EXIST??? Two simple questions??? DO THEY EXIST AND IF YES, WHERE DO I SIGN UP??????????? :)
Reds & B-Boo - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Sun Country Wine Coolers were a 2 liter bottle of "good times"!!!
erica - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
my first boyfriend and me met after i guzzles a bottle of that sex juice
Christopher - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh the High school memories of takin a bottle of sun country and a bottle of 7 up into the restroom at the grocery store... and comin out with a bottle of "7up" that was really full of sun-country... and off to the party we would go.... and the next morning we just slept and slept and slept.
Lil' Hawk - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I will always have fond memories of those wine coolers from high school! Wish they'd bring them back!
Natack - June 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Those were the days man! In Mentor, Ohio we had drive through liquor stores and we would get someone over 21 to drive thru with us and buy a bunch of 2liters of Sun Country for our parties. Good times man.....good times:)
Natack - June 21, 2009 - Report this comment
The only other wine cooler I remember drinking a lot of was Matilda Bay in the box. Remember those commercials? haha
Stacey - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
What about California Coolers? We used to get 3 bottles, at $2.89 each from Flying J. Those were good times!
Jim - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I just googled sun country wine coolers trying to prove they existed!!!
Shelly K. - July 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I was beginning to think I was the ONLY person alive who remembers Sun Country Coolers. They were .99/2liter. My Mom would stock the fridge with them at the beach house. Ahhhhhhhh. Those were the days. Nothing like laying out in the hot sand with a SCC hangover.
Gardner B. - July 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Y'know, we used to drink mad bottles of this stuff, floating lazily on truck inner tubes at Lake Norman back in the mid-80's...but I never remembered 2 liter plastic bottles! Just the green glass bottles with gold foil around the neck. The label had a picture of a sailboat with the sun setting behind a mountain. The taste was very citrusy and rich - not like that awful Bartles & Jaymes or Seagrams stuff. It was delicious and gave everyone a good buzz-on. Good times...good times!
Tod - July 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Sun Country Peach Wine Cooler. I thought it was the most refreshing wine cooler I ever tasted. I wish it was still around because I do not find anything comparable these days.
Lisa - September 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My friend was laughing at me tonight, cuz I thought wine coolers used to come in 2-liters.. so I looked it up.. I remember Sun Country and California Coolers..
Kathleen - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!! I talk about Sun Country wine Coolers all the time! I told my husband that we used to drink these like water in the 80's, out of a 2 liter bottle and he didn't believe me! I googled it and here it is! I loved this stuff! :)
LJaine - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
First time I got tipsy was at the local drive-in movie with Sun Country! Remember the bear on the label???
Ruta - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I've got an original Sun Country Collector Series Poster, bear and all
Jen - October 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I could sometimes sneak them through at the grocery store by putting one or two of these 2 litre bottles in with a bunch of soda bottles. Remember the 'sludge' at thr bottom, it was like fruit pulp or something? Ah, I lost my virginity on a 2 liter of Sun Country. They were made by the same people who now make the Arbor Mist wine coolers.
chris - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I worked for a wine distributor that picked up SCC when they first came out.They exploded on to the scene;couldn't keep enough of it in stock.i remember the first 3 flavors were citrus,orange & peach.Then they came out with cherry & some other flavor(can't recall).They kinda fizzled out almost as fast as they came on to the market.
Will - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My friends and I would drink this before school (along with MD20-20), part of the Breakfast Club, then Genny Cream Ale after school. Good times!!!!
Shawn - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
It sold here in Ohio for 3.99 plus tax.(4.25) Thats all it took. I miss it so much. The memories!!! The days of Hills department store and Gold Circle.
Mike - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where to buy these? I think some states still sell them. Thanks!! (Getting ready for an '80s Party)
Rascal - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Many a fun weekend in high school drinking Sun Country. I has almost completely forgot about the brand until I ran across this website.
Oliver - July 23, 2010 - Report this comment
I so remember those things. When I first turned 21 we would buy them for the girls and they loved them. I remember they had actual fruit pulp in them. I drank them some but we had beer and the girls all drank those things. definitely good memories.
tami - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
loved them as well...all my friends and i woul drink in the 80's ..we loved tropical punch..i still have the lables in my high school memory book.....sure wish they would come back....
Alias Ann - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Oh the memories ... I got toooorn up on these a couple of times in high school. Can't remember my flavor of choice. There was a drive-thru a couple of towns away that would sell to just about anyone tall enough to drive. According to Wikipedia, they don't exist anymore -- taken over by Mike's Hard Lemonade, I guess!
carolyn - January 28, 2011 - Report this comment
oh yea loved sun country wine coolers got drunk alot on them in the 80's good times wish u could still get them
James - April 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just telling a college-age person about the cooler craze when I was in HS in the 80s. We use to cruise parties--each with our own 2-liter in hand and slug on it all night. Hilarious. Funny I don't remember it making me sick, but it sure would today. Would be like drinking a 2-liter of Squirt in a couple hours. Ouch.
OZZY - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Back in the mid eighty's 2 two liter bottles of sun country would knock you down. citrus was the best flavor. it tasted like fresca but better. they were made illegal. I really loved sun country. I would still be an active alcoholic if they were available now.
Kimcho - August 18, 2011 - Report this comment
We'd drink those 2 litres all summer while deep-frying in Hawaiian tropic on the beaches of Lake Michigan! Come fall, we'd be toting them to all the college house parties instead of waiting around a keg for a beer which was mostly foam. I always sing,"SUN COUNTRY WAAAN COOLUHHHH!!" Talk about feeling old, nobody where I work has ever hear of Sun Country before, especially in a 2 liter bottle. They never made me sick physically, but the last few swigs that were warm from sitting in the hot sun made me shudder! They should definitely be re-introduced!
Tracy Waddell - April 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh yea , went to stay the night at my friends house Pam Wright in 1987 (10th grade) and her mom bought us 2-liters of Peach Sun Country Wine Coolers at Food Lion, those were the days for sure... Ill never forget it... Why cant we have those back.... Nothing like the 80's
terry wexler - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
what i loved about those 2L wine coolers,besides the taste and alcohol content was the pulp,which made it more potent.........what i wouldn't do for 6 of them......forget the long island ice tea lol. seems a shame that they went away...soooooo good especially with my garlic buttered mushrooms......... forget shoulder pads,bring back the sun country.....
jackie - July 27, 2012 - Report this comment
My favorite was strawberry blush, I was 15 in 1987 and we used to sit outside king quick and wait for someone who looked over 21 and beg then EU buy us a 2 liter they were about 5 dollars
Cool "E" - July 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Way to GO Jacie! I, and my frind Doug, Jim and Karl were around 19, 20 and 21 in 1986 and around 1987 and WE bought you babes those coolers along with Calvin's Coolers and Bratals & James. And we nailed you big time!!! But it was all good! You loved it and we loved doing it. Let's do it again. Loved the young puss, but then again, you wanted it. They were the best of times. Long live the 1980's! You the girl, Jackie!
Carla - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
^^ hilarious! Older siblings and cool parents would get these for us in St.Louis in the late 80s. Good times, roaming the neighborhood with a buzz, first kisses, drama, good music. Great memory :)
Beck - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Best wine cooler ever. Great Taste!
lana - August 28, 2012 - Report this comment
omg my lil bro drank my mom's cooler and i got in trouble for it cause i was older so just assumed it was me lol...
Bonnie - September 12, 2012 - Report this comment
I am so thrilled that others actually remember these wine coolers. I was beginning to think I was going nuts.
Ali - December 11, 2012 - Report this comment
These were the days!!! Bought these at Ingles in Asheville, NC.
Dave - March 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes They still make wine coolers. California cooler is currently in production and is the only cooler made with real white wine, not malt.
Tomcat - March 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey, I think I remember these! What did the bottle look like? Anyone remember? Was looking up California Wine Coolers, and Bartles & James and also looked for Calvin Coolers. I can't believe I remember these! PLEASE tell me what they looked like.
Saxx - April 02, 2013 - Report this comment
2 liter bottles when I couldn't afford beer. Didn't matter the flavor they all went down like soda pop. It was a cheap drunk but a horrible hangover. Great times. Great memories. Loved the 80s.
Steve - April 05, 2013 - Report this comment
You and me, both, bro!~ Big hangovers, "Hangoever city, baby!" But the night before made it all worth it! Expecially when the girl where there, no clothes and eating a The Y.
bailey - April 30, 2013 - Report this comment
oh yeah plastic 2 liters just like 7 up!! sun country & California coolers! many of the true alki's relapsed on these! they looked so innocent & tasty!man, I wish they'd bring them back!!
tina - June 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved the peach Sun Country wine coolers. I only remember them in packs of 4 glass bottles. It was the most amazing peach flavor! No peach flavored anything, before or since, has ever tasted as wonderful to me.
Bob - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
They were made near Ruby, SC. I'm not sure when the last ones were made but there's just empty buildings there now.
choices - September 02, 2014 - Report this comment
Definite panty dropper back in the late 80s.

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