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Decanter’s Man of the Year 2017 Steven Spurrier

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:

Steven Spurrier, British bon vivant extraordinaire, was just named Decanter Man of the Year 2017. As handsome as he is smart, Spurrier has worn so many hats in the wine world that I am not sure space permits listing them all. Even Jim Stimpfig, in his Decanter article about this announcement,

…Continue reading here for the Provence WineZine backgrounder on Spurrier who used to own Le Clos de Caveau in Vacqueyras, one of many wine touch points in his career that has merited him the Decanter acclaim.

Via:: Provence WineZine


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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.

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