What wine region once prohibited swearing in the vineyards?
A. Burgundy, France
B. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
C. Rheingau, Germany
D. Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary
From the 1600s through the early part of the 1700s, the vineyards of Tokaj-Hegyalja in northeastern Hungary were considered so sacred that anyone caught swearing could be fined, and the fine was often doubled if the swearer was a nobleman. At the time, the rare sweet wine Tokaji Aszú was one of the most celebrated wines in the world. Considered a gift from God and a wine that possessed miraculous healing properties, Tokaji Aszú was thought to be the one elixir that could revive someone on his/her deathbed.