Applewine is the alcoholic beverage of choice in Frankfurt. It's somewhere between hard cider and vinegar, but you get used to the taste. We actually ran into German Mike Eruzione again at our restaurant, (a good sign when the locals are eating at the place you randomly picked out for dinner) and heard him explaining it to a visitor. "Remember first time when you were little kid and you tried beer? Did you like it? No. Same thing with Applewine."