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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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Amazing blog, interesting facts, history and observations. An incredible experience. Looking forward to the next installment.

Digital Ranger

Thanks for the support always on my blogs.

How very interesting, Kim! We love champagne, so really enjoyed hearing about your visit. Amazing tunnels!

Digital Ranger

Thanks Darlene, the tunnels are stunning and awe inspiring, and a few glasses of great Champagne never hurts 😉

Dear Kim, Whenever you are ready to retire I would like to apply for your job. With much affection, Jeff

Digital Ranger

Hi Jeff, you’re gonna have to hold out there a while ;), although there is obviously a lot of “admin” the perks sure do outweigh it!

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What a super blog Kim, lots of interesting facts and photos – who wouldn’t be envious of such an experience?

Digital Ranger

Thanks Jennifer

Kim, Sorry for late response – we’ve been looking after Chef Anna during our Safari Sarasota events and just started breathing again! We are so excited to hear that your wine journey has begun. We can actually “hear” your voice as we read your words! We look forward to learning about all your exploits and hope you get to visit some of our wine friends along the way!

Digital Ranger

Hi Michael & Terri, it was an amazing journey, and we learnt a lot. Can’t believe it came and went so quickly, but looking forward to sharing part 2 with you all soon…

What a stunning adventure. It will be so satisfying to to speak about it with the authority of having been there; which always has so much more ‘richness of detail’ than reading about it. Well done!
I really like the look of that ‘riddling rack’. The bottles appear to have been there a long time and that beautiful golden light on the left side.
I think that 223 436 217 bottles of Champagne lie in the tunnels beneath Champagne. I hope that they are not in a ‘fault zone’.

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