German Wine Queen comes to Toronto, November 20-23, to help Canadians discover German wines to celebrate the holiday season with
TORONTO, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people are looking to explore new and flavourful wines from around the world. To help introduce Canadians to new varieties of German wines, the 66th German Wine Queen Janina Huhn from the wine growing region Pfalz will visit the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo in Toronto, taking place November 20-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The event marks Queen Huhn's first official visit to Canada, where she will share her knowledge of the country's appellations at the Wines of Germany tasting bar, which will feature approximately 15 different wines, including Wegeler Rüdesheimer Berg Schlossberg Riesling Kabinett, Heinrich Vollmer Altum Pinot Noir and Leitz Eins-Zwei-Dry Riesling.
Having studied wine at various educational institutes, including the International Wine School in London, Queen Huhn has a vast knowledge of wines and over the next year she will travel the world representing German wines on behalf of the German Wine Institute.
"It is very important for a representative from the German wine industry to visit Canada," said Ulrike Lenhardt of the German Wine Institute. "Hundreds of German wines are released in Canada each year, and it is essential for us to educate Canadians about our appellations and how to pair them, so that they can continue to enjoy the first-class wines that Germany has to offer throughout the year."
The annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo features over 1,500 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the globe and hosts about 45,000 guests each year. To purchase tickets for the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo visit www.foodandwineexpo.ca.
German Wine Queen Election Process
Each Fall, since the first German Wine Queen was elected in 1949, one woman from each of Germany's 13 wine-growing regions competes to become the German Wine Queen, an ambassador for German wines worldwide. Candidates compete before a 70 member jury consisting of professionals from the wine industry, government and press who judge contestants on their knowledge of complex issues related to wine as well as poise, charm and confidence. The winner must be from a vintner's family or have studied oenology, be unmarried, and a minimum of 18 years of age. The winner is announced during a two-hour television broadcast in Germany.
About Wines of Germany
Wines of Germany, the exclusive Canadian office of the Deutsches Weininstitut, aims to convey the character, breadth and quality of German wines to Canadians through educational and promotional activities. It is the primary information source on wines deriving from the 13 German wine growing regions for members of the wine trade, media, and Canadian consumers. The promotional and educational efforts of Wines of Germany focus primarily on Riesling, the most famous German grape variety. Visit www.germanwinecanada.com for more information.
SOURCE: Wines of Germany - Canada