With a range of appearance from brilliantly clear golden to hazy cinnamon shades, cider has long been a favorite beverage worldwide. Cider made with pears is commonly referred to as perry.
History: While the exact origin of apple based ciders is unclear, it became widely popular in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Today it is produced around the world.
Food: The fermented, fizzy juice from pressed apples will accompany a wide range of foods, but pairs beautifully with dishes made from the same fruit, including apple tarts, apple cinnamon cake, and apple strudel.