Cité des civilizations du vin: International Center for Wine
Just when France couldn’t become more endearing, it manages to outdo itself. Bordeaux – the heart of all things wine- is the soon-to-be-home of Cité des civilizations du vin (CCV). A modern new monument set to broaden oenophiles of all stages with a new knowledge and appreciation of wines from cultures around the world.
Located in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bordeaux, the CCV landmark is primed to become the ultimate international center for wine and knowledge. President George Sape has defined this project with his creative and modernist thinking for the wine industry. He wishes to break down the barriers of “wine snobbery” and create an open platform for anyone to learn to appreciate wines from every country. Eliminating stereotypes and instead educating the patron to understand what makes each country’s wine unique to it’s region.
One of the most exciting projects in the world that touches upon wine
The architecture of the Cité is not that of a museum, but is described as “a living and evolving center of all that wine has and will embody in our lives”.
Americans have joined this budding international community with the passion for wine and wine-making, thus creating The American Friends of the Cité des Civilisations du Vin. In honor of President Thomas Jefferson, who was also an Ambassador to France and had a penchant for excellent Bordeaux wines, AFCCV is currently raising awareness and funds to honor him in the Thomas Jefferson Auditorium in the Cité.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this magnifique adventure, follow AFCCV on Twitter and Facebook to learn of upcoming events. There will also be an evening of luxury hosted by the United Nations on April 30, 2015 in New York City. Come and be a part of a culture-filled evening with wine and music, tasting vinos from over 50 countries, meeting with delegates and other prominent figures from the wine world.