Share

The first classification system for ranking wine on the basis of quality was developed in Bordeaux.

Answer: False.

In the 1600s, the Tokaj-Hegyalia (TOKE-eye hedge-AL-ya) region of Hungary developed the first system for ranking wine on the basis of quality. By 1700, the best plots in Tokaj-Hegyalia were designated First, Second, and Third Class, and strict royal decrees kept vineyard and winemaking practices at a very high level. The most famous wine from this region is Tokaji Aszú (TOKE-eye ah-SOO)—and is considered not only the most stunning wine of eastern Europe, but one of the greatest dessert wines in the world.

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.