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Germany crowns 2018 wine queen

Carolin Klöckner will wear the crown of the 70th German Wine Queen and represent the country's wine at home and abroad.

Carolin Klöckner was named the 2018 German Wine Queen on Friday evening.

The 23-year-old from the wine producing region of Württemberg beat out five other young women finalists to wear the crown at the competition organized by the German Wine Institute in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse.

Read more: Large German wine harvest expected in 2018

Since 1931, the wine queen has represented the German wine industry for one year both inside and outside the country. Her majesty is chosen by a jury based on traits such as knowledge of wine, eloquence, English-language skills and public speaking.   

Klöckner is an agricultural sciences student.

German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner, who is unrelated to the new queen, described her as an "impressive young woman."

The agriculture minister herself wore the German wine queen crown in 1995.

"Today there are some candidates here who were born in the year I was wine queen. I feel like a bit of a queen mother," she said.

cw/sms (AFP, dpa)

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