What on earth is a "Wine Queen" and can we volunteer as tribute?
If you knew that there was a job opening for a woman to taste local wine for free, would you even have to think twice before applying?! Apparently, every woman in a German town called Kesten did. As hard as it is to believe, no woman in that sweet town wanted the title of “Wine Queen.”
Yeah, we know. If someone were to offer us this position, guess who would be purchasing tickets and filling out immigration forms tomorrow? Us. All of us. We’d be sipping wine until the sun came up and revel in our title of sovereign of that perfect nectar. We’d be messes, but we would be very happy messes.
The title of “Wine Queen” is a traditional position bestowed upon a woman, who then becomes the ambassador for the town’s wine industry. And in Kesten, not a single female out of the 350 citizens wanted to volunteer for the job. Shameful, Kesten, truly shameful. That’s like kicking the wine god straight in the balls.
Luckily, 24-year-old law student Sven Finke stepped up, becoming the first man to hold the title in the region — though instead of “Wine Queen,” they’re calling him “Bacchus Castanidi.” While he originally applied as a joke, Sven really ended up growing into his new role.
Like, really growing into the new role.
Instead of the traditional dirndl and crown, Sven wears a toga and laurel wreath — basically embodying our wildest fantasies.
Here’s to hoping that the United States starts adopting this position into office as soon as possible. We know of a couple of hundred women who are totally down to apply.