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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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on Who Makes The Best Wine in South Africa?

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Kate Collins
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Another excellent blog Kim! I am going to add this wine to our next tasting.

Marinda Drake
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Lovely post. Interesting.

Wendy Hawkins
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I cannot comment on the wine Kim, but I will have that gorgeous piece of steak please 🙂

Kim Drake
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I agree, the steak looks great, perhaps we could convince Anna, our Exec Chef, to do a blog on how to prepare the perfect steak?

Ian Hall
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I was amazed to find a South African wine named after me, as somebody who will be bringing slide film with him in September – a few bottles of The Luddite …

Kim Drake
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Which wine are you referring to Ian? A true Luddite, down with technology, we will have the Luddite Shiraz on hand in September!

Ian Hall
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Its the Luddite Shiraz, I have one bottle left – I am keeping it for when South Africa are next playing at test cricket at Lords along with a picnic lunch, some friends , what could be better on a sunny afternoon?

Kim Drake
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I can think of no better way, you will definitely have to stock up on some more when you are back in SA. A great little site I have found to purchase South African in the UK is http://www.sawinesonline.co.uk/, they unfortunately don’t seem to have Luddite but have a rather large selection of other great wines.

Ian Hall
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Hi Kim
The last time I was in South Africa I bought a bottle of Fairview Estates “Bored Doe” for a friend who is a qualified Master of Wine (and a great lover of French wines in particular) he was horrified to find that he really enjoyed it. So South African wines went up in his opinion.

Ian

Judy Guffey
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Sadie Family wines to order from a California store at approximately $55 per…..plus exorbitant shipping cost to Hawaii. Will have to wait till I return to South Africa to try a Sadie Family wine.

James WC
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Hi Judy,

Have you since found the wine at any stores in Hawaii? Or any nearby by with less exorbitant pricing?

JohnB
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You will have to be lucky to find any of the Sadie wines, most of them are sold before they even get bottled now a days.

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