As if oenophiles needed more reason to go to Bordeaux, the region is uncorking major new attractions. The 18th-century ChĂ˘teau Marquis Dâ€™AlesmeÂ claims its May reopening will see it become the most tourist-friendly chĂ˘teau in the area, with replanted gardens and a gorgeous new main cellar. But itâ€™s best to wait and visit in June following the debut of CitĂ© du Vin, a 3,000-square-meter high-tech museum teaching everything from wine history to how to smell a vintageâ€™s nose. Shaped to mimic wine swirling in a glass, itâ€™s already been nicknamed the Guggenheim of Wine. â€”Gabrielle Lipton
This article originally appeared in theÂ April/MayÂ print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śGrape Expectations”).