Mead and Merry was a great success, thanks to the amazing planning done by Amanda Helm for this first-ever medieval beverage tasting krewe event! We look forward to trying more and other of these (drinking!!) events to raise krewe funds and fun factor...just today, this interesting link was discovered by a krewe leader, while researching something else...so perhaps a Loire Valley wine tasting is in our future? The Loire Valley is the heart of France, famous for its natural beauty, magnificent châteaux and great wine. The region is rich in history and culture: Renaissance writer Rabelais was born here; Joan of Arc led French troops to victory in the Hundred Years’ War in the Loire; and, as the Cradle of the French Language, its residents speak the purest French.