Thursday, January 1, 2015
All Hail The Wine Queen!
Seriously, all hail The Wine Queen, AKA "Lieselotte I, Rudesheimer Weinkonigin 69/70."
Rudesheim am Rhein is a wine making town in the Rhine Gorge in Germany. Rudesheim, as towns go, isn't all that large. In 2013, it had a grand total of 9,733 residents. Despite it's small size, it's the second largest attractant of foreign tourists, in Germany, bettered only by Cologne Cathedral. The images I saw on line were very picturesque, but I suspect it's the wine festival that packs 'em in. Every summer, the Wine Queen and her Princesses are chosen for a one year term. The Queen and her Court represent Rudesheim at other wine festivals. That's a pretty big wine glass. I hope the wine royalty don't get pulled over. I don't think they could pass a breathalyzer test.