Forst (dpa) – The eight applicants for the crown of the 74th German Wine Queen prepared for their participation at a meeting in the Palatinate. One day before the start of the competition, the candidates posed for the media in Forst on Friday and received tips for their stage appearance.
The eight women are or were the wine queen or wine princess of a German wine-growing region. They will compete in a preliminary decision this Saturday (4:00 p.m.) in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. Among other things, they have to answer questions about wine and how to deal with it from a jury of 70 people. Five of the young women qualify for the final on September 30th in Neustadt.
This year, Mariella Cramer (Ahr), Katrin Lang (Baden), Stefanie Kippenhan (Hessian Bergstrasse), Kirsten Urban (Mosel), Sophie Semus (Nahe), Sophia Hanke (Palatinate), Juliane Schäfer (Rheinhessen) and Luise Böhme are applying (Saale-Unstrut) around the crown.
The German Wine Queen has been promoting the industry since 1949. In the name of the vine, the industry’s most important ambassador attends numerous appointments abroad over the course of a year. Sina Erdrich from the wine-growing region of Baden in Baden-Württemberg is currently officiating.
Germany has 13 wine-growing regions. In contrast to previous years, not all regions send a candidate to the election. This is partly due to the fact that many regional wine queens have held office for several years due to the corona – and some have already run for the office of German Wine Queen, according to the German Wine Institute (DWI) in Bodenheim. Others have other plans, professionally or privately, after the extended term of office.
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