Even without knowing much of the historical bla-bla about Blois, this Loire Valley town is a place of fascinating, magical, entertaining and tasty encounters. So before describing why Blois is considered the linchpin of understanding the history and architecture of the Loire Valley I’d like to introduce you to some of the people and characters that I encountered during a day of research throughout the town.
Section: Loire Valley
“New Wine From France”: Documentary By American Jeanne Bernard Examines Biodynamic Vineyards in the Loire Valley
France Revisited meets with Jeanne Bernard, an American from Louisiana living in Paris, to discuss her documentary “New Wine From France,” an examination of the world of biodynamic wines, to learn how she got involved with biodynamics and filmmaking, and to discover her favorite shops and bars selling organic and biodynamic wines in Paris.
It was a slow news day in Angers, and probably too in the surrounding swath of the Loire Valley, when I arrived to speak at the city’s English-language library. I could tell because the regional [...]