Le Detour, Bléré opens Monday – deviation obligatoire!
The eagerly awaited opening of the bar/restaurant Le Detour on the D976 in the hamlet of Thoré close to Bléré is due on Monday evening. Formerly called Le Marechal, the new proprietors, Laurence and Philippe, have completely renovated the establishment which is about 300 metres east of the roundabout at the eastern end of the Bléré by-pass. See earlier report on the renovations. Jim's Loire will have an ace reporter at Monday night's opening, so expect a full report early next week.
Loire Sauvignon Blanc project
The names of the 29 Sauvignon Blanc Ambassadors 2009 chosen at the tasting led by Sam Harrap MW in Tours (19th-20th February) will be published on Jim's Loire on Tuesday 3rd March. See reports here and here.
Christophe Daviau, Domaine de Bablut
Report on vist on 31st January 2009 now complete.