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Syrian refugee crowned German 'wine queen'

Published 04/08/2016

Ninorta Banho is the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier (AP)
Ninorta Banho is the first former refugee in Germany to be crowned Wine Queen of Trier (AP)

A Syrian student has become the first refugee to be crowned queen of one of Germany's wine-making regions.

Ninorta Banho, 26, was crowned "wine queen" by a group of vintners in Trier, an ancient town near Germany's western border with Luxembourg.

The Syriac Christian, who fled the war in Syria three-and-a-half years ago, will spend the next year representing the winemakers of Trier-Olewig at dozens of events in the Moselle region.

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