Already the Hebrews and Phoenicians drank sour, rather vinegar-like cider from pressed apples, which they (also in the Bible mentioned) Shekar called, the Greeks their Sikera. The Romans have spread not only single apple varieties, but also the cider in Europe. Especially the French Cidre from Normandy can look back on a long tradition. In Germany cider is very popular regionally, for example in Frankfurt as "Äppelwoi" or "Ebbelwoi". He has one alcohol content between 5.5 to 6.5% vol.
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