Didi points to where he was standing when the terrorists arrived the night of Nov. 13, when he was on duty as a security guard outside the Bataclan concert hall. The gunmen massacred 90 people that night, in a killing spree that lasted nearly two hours. They were “shooting when they arrived,” Didi says.

“There was nothing you could do,” he says. “I told myself, I’ve got to quickly get as many people out of there as possible because these terrorists have come to kill as many people as they can.”

Didi, 35, doesn’t want to give his last name for fear that someone involved in the attacks may try to find him.

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light

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2012 Vouvray Vigneau Selection Vendanges Manuelles

Just chillin’ with some dry Vouvray. This guy smells like it could be off-dry, but it isn’t with lemons, macadamia nuts, and pears. Lemon and green apple on the palate. Acidity really builds on the finish with lots of lemon and some grapefruit on the finish.
3/5 bones


Chenin Blanc

12.5% abv

Vouvray (Loire), FRANCE