Whether your taste in wine sits at whatever is on special at BWS or a splash out into that elusive $20+ range, we’re sure you’ll appreciate France’s dedication to their wine game. We’re talking 10 levels worth of dedication, to be precise.
La Cité du Vin will be France’s newest attraction, and it’s entirely dedicated to wine. With 20 themed areas and exhibits, a 250-seat auditorium, the chance to partake in screenings, classes, expert-led tastings and a boat ride to top it off, it’s set to be the ultra grown-up version of Disneyland.
Whilst we would probably take a visit as an opportunity to get drunk with a couple of mates, there are other benefits to the establishment. With a mission to promote and share cultural, universal and living heritage of wine, it’s a good way to get drunk and say you’re doing it for the sake of culture for a change. Designed by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières to be reminiscent of “wine swirling in a glass”, it’s hard not to appreciate one of the biggest shootouts to wine since the Last Supper.
The attraction will open in the Bordeaux wine region on June 1, with entry being $22. You could buy four bottles of Gossips for the same price, but we have a feeling you’d have a better time at La Cité du Vin than you would with that cheap-wine-hangover that we all know too well. Check out the images in the gallery above, as well as the video trailer for the attraction below.
La Cité du Vin from La Cité du Vin on Vimeo.