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Beijing to get vast wine museum with help from Bordeaux

Chris Mercer - Source: www.decanter.com

Chinese officials plan to spend €60m to build a huge wine museum that resembles a modern take on the St-Emilion skyline, in partnership with Bordeaux's Cité du Vin.

How the Beijing wine museum is set to look. Credit: Architecture-Studio/Bordeaux Cité du Vin

Chinese authorities have agreed to fund construction of the 18,000-square-metre Beijing wine museum, named the 'Musée Universel du Vin' and set to open in 2021.

It is expected to cost around €60m (£51m, $66m) to build, said a spokesperson for the foundation behing Bordeaux's Cité du Vin, which will be effectively twinned with the new museum and has helped to design it.

Lying in the Fangshan district around 40km from the Forbidden City, the Beijing museum will be the centrepiece of a bigger project to create an ‘international wine village’; a sort of wine theme park set to include organic vineyards, a spa hotel and restaurants.

Museum buildings have been drawn up to resemble the village of St-Emilion on Bordeaux’s Right Bank and the structure will be surrounded by vineyards.

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