How on earth are you supposed to have a drink if you’re driving? And don’t hit me with that “oh you don’t need a drink there,” because yes you do. Every day out is made better with a drink and that’s not alcoholism talking, it’s respect for science beyond my understanding rendering useless fruit and sugar into beautiful elixirs.
It’s also – and hear me out – alcoholism.
It’s annoying because I love both drinking and driving, though never the twain shall meet, and it turns out that a place exists that would go a long way to testing my devotion to both.
Found in the French home of wine itself, Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is essentially a huge wine museum that offers all sorts of fun experiences, as well as a deep delve into the history of the stuff.
Obviously this includes your fair share of testing, and the venue has over 50 samples of different wines, with 14,000 bottles filling their cellars.
La Cité du Vin is also home to a number of concerts, events and talks from some of the world’s most renowned wine experts and hey, while you’re there, why not check out the Wine Culture Library?!
It’s a bit of me, this place. All they need is a little bed/pit for me to wander into after a day of drinking to cosily drift off into a comatose state and I’ll be sound as a pound.
You can check it out in person of find out more on their website. Tickets start at 20 euros, roughly £18, and make sure you drink plenty of water.
Hey, people at La Cité du Vin; let me come for free, as well as paying for my flights and accommodation. I’d really like it if you did that.
Images via La Cité du Vin, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow