The US soft drink brand Cheerwine is to be launched on the Norwegian market, its first distribution outside the Eastern Time zone. The cherry-flavoured carbonated brand is also considering a launch across other Scandinavian countries. "Cheerwine is now available in Oslo, Norway, and it may be available throughout other Scandinavian countries later in 2003," said Mark Ritchie, president of Carolina Beverage Corp, maker of Cheerwine.