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Kim Drake

Wine Curator

“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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nikki taylor

I find myself reaching for that glass of happiness as I read this.
Well written Kim and welcome to the blogging fraternity of Londolozi

Well written and researched. Lovely post.

Well done Kim!!!
We are so happy to have you join the blog team, Welcome!
here’s to wines @ Londolozi.


Excellent Kim! Moet & Chandon is my favourite just like you.

Jill Grady

We enjoyed the Graham Beck sparkling wines immensely while we were at Tree Camp in September and were ecstatic when we found it in our wine stores here in Toronto, Canada once we got back home. We will keep a supply on hand here until we can get back to Londolozi and enjoy it from the deck at Tree Camp once again! Thanks Kim for the informative history of the Beck family and their great work to preserve nature in South Africa, which is another reason to continue to buy their wines and further promote their great work and wines!

Fascinating! Thanks Kim – looking forward to many more.

Living in Sonoma County, California, I appreciate your insights & comments.

Senior Digital Ranger

Thanks Kim & well done to the Beck Family for their preservation of wildlife <3

Incredible post Kimbo! Thank you for your contribution to the blog and I look so forward to seeing many more!

Excellent article. We will be tipping a glass with you in just 44 more days. Visiting Londolozi the first time was a dream of a lifetime….to be returning is beyond imagination!

iTa Sieberhagen

For appointed Times 🙂

Wow – thank you Kim! I haven’t drunk champagne in years, but reading your blog has me very excited to try the Glen Beck Brut N/V when I return in June!

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