Everywhere you turn in Bordeaux, someone is talking about wine—its history, how it’s made, or where you can go to drink some. Here is the place to learn the basics of all three. This small museum is set, appropriately, in the erstwhile wine cellar of a 19th century négociant or wine trader. Wine still is big business, and the displays show how it all works, from the fabrication of barrels to labeling bottles, through photos, films, posters, and historical documents, as well as some impressive mechanics. All of the written explanations are in French, so be sure to ask for a paper guide in English. Don’t miss out on the wine tasting at the end of your visit.
- Frommer's Staff