2 Reasons Why Oenophiles Should Go to Bordeaux Now

The Cite du Vin wine museum, which has been nicknamed the Guggenheim of Wine.

As if oenophiles needed more reason to go to Bordeaux, the region is uncorking major new attractions. The 18th-century Château Marquis D’Alesme claims its May reopening will see it become the most tourist-friendly château in the area, with replanted gardens and a gorgeous new main cellar. But it’s best to wait and visit in June following the debut of Cité du Vin, a 3,000-square-meter high-tech museum teaching everything from wine history to how to smell a vintage’s nose. Shaped to mimic wine swirling in a glass, it’s already been nicknamed the Guggenheim of Wine. Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the April/May print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Grape Expectations”).

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