This unofficial honorary title (Latin: "Vinum Regum - Rex Vinorum") has already been awarded to several wines on the basis of an outstanding, grandiose quality, such as Barolo and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (both Italy), a red wine from today's appellation Gevrey-Chambertin (France), Tokay (Hungary) and also others. However, such designations of a general nature, independent of vintage or producer, should be treated with caution and have no significance in terms of wine law. See also under Auctions, Wine of the Century, Favourite Wines and Most Expensive Wines in the World.
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