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.

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