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Kim Drake

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“When a winemaker gets the wine right, it is pure joy, like sipping a wonderfully painted artwork from the Louvre.” These are the words of Kim Drake, Londolozi’s Procurement Manager turned part-time Sommelier. Kim’s love of wine first started developing in 2010, shortly ...

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on Wine, Women & Lion’s Hearts – A Focus on Pinotage

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Dina,Guido
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we love Kanonkop and we enjoyed the visit of the winery in Afrikaans!!

Kim
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It is lovely estate, hope you could understand most of the tasting, in Afrikaans

Jeff Rodgers
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A great article about one of my very favorite varietals from one of my very favorite producers. It also goes well with no food, and sharing a bottle with the one you love.

Kim
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It definitely is an all occasion wine, even in summer just chill it slightly and it’s still stunning.

Senior Moment
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Kanonkop is very good, never had the Kadette variant. Having a bottle of Flagstone with Sunday lunch

Kim
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You will definitely have to try the Kadette as soon as you can, lovey everyday wine

Anna
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Great blog Kim!

Kim
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Thanks Anna

Marinda Drake
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Lovely history, well researched and told. Kanonkop kadette pinotage is such a great, well loved South African wine. Awesome blog.

Kim
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Thanks Marinda, our wines sure do have a great history in South Africa

Judy Guffey
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Yes, yes, yes. I always try to have some pinotage in my house. A favorite wine. One no longer available (that I know of) is a Graham Beck pinotage. Drank it inCape Town and it was like velvet on my throat.

Kim
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Hi Judy, unfortunately Graham Beck has stopped their still wine production, they want to focus on sparkling wine and be the best at it, they sold the Game Reserve label to a co-op called Rooiberg, so you will still essentially see the same wine under that label. But with our ethos of keeping with family run and owned farms we had to move away and the Kadette is a great replacement!

Jill Larone
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I loved hearing the history Kim, and of course enjoy Pinotage as well. I haven’t tried the Kanonkop Kadette yet but I currently have a nice one from Robertson Winery, which is always good.

Kim
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Hi Jill, happy that you enjoy Pinotage, hopefully you’ll discover some other great ones as you taste some more

Bronwyn Laburn
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Wonderful stuff Kim!

Kim
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Thanks Bron

Kim
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It is lovely estate, hope you could understand most of the tasting, in Afrikaans!

Saskia
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Hi Kim – is this the lovely wine we had with dinner in middle of the bush? Would love to track some down in the UK!

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