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Wine portraits

The Permanent exhibition

Fresh and fruity wines, rich wines, wines for laying down, everyday or celebration wines... A style to suit everyone! Despite this huge diversity, the wines of the world can be split into six major families: dry white, red, rosé, sparkling, fortified and sweet. 

Investigate, experiment and discover the wines of the world: history, aromas, legends, passions and more. Explore a universe of contrasting aromas, sights and sounds within this huge variety of major wine families.

Through unique and imaginary portraits, unusual packaging and manufacturing methods, production and bottling locations, usage, and even the economic dimension, the diversity of the world’s wines will offer up its secrets. Unique wine portraits, a mosaic of variety which will never fail to surprise.

ANSWER TO THE #CULTUREVIN QUESTION

You were asked "How many bubbles are there in a glass of 10cl of champagne?" The answer was of course 11 million! If we consider that the average diameter of a bubble is 0.5 millimetres and that the wine contains about 12g of CO2 per litre, the calculation shows that a glass of 10 centilitres contains about 11 million bubbles. This figure is purely theoretical, however, as almost 80% of the CO2 escapes from the surface of the glass without generating bubbles.

Explore a universe of contrasting aromas, sights and sounds within this huge variety of major wine families.

 

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