Welcome to the MALBEC CONFESSIONS where we catch up and talk to ‘those in the know’ about all things Malbec and more.
To kick us off, we catch up with the wonderful Lucia Galdona from UnTapped Fine Wines. Originally from Uruguay, she now calls Australia home.
Her intimate local knowledge of South America, wine, food and (let’s face it!), South American charm, is simply amazing. And… she can make a crochet empanada hat look cool, too.
We highly recommend making a beeline to the UnTapped Fine Wine stand on the day. Rumour has it they’ll have over 20 different Malbecs on tasting so you’ll get to know the variety in all of its forms.
Tell us your story!
I hail from Uruguay, a South American wine-producing country between Argentina and Brazil. A place where we drink a LOT of wine and a lot of MALBEC! I joined the Untapped Fine Wines team in 2011 and moved to Australia three years ago to share my passion about South American and Spanish wines.
Coming from South America, is there one thing you miss over here?
Dulce de leche and a good barbecue!
Why not? Have you tried it? It is just amazing!
Can you remember your ‘first time’? With Malbec that is!
At a family wedding, I stole a bottle with my cousins when our family was distracted and we struggled to open it – we did not know how to uncork the bottle and we had to ask for help! Our older cousins opened it and we drank it out of the bottle. I thought it was great, but I can’t remember what happened later that night… We did get in trouble the next day!
Do you tango?
I love to tango but I am terrible at it! I went to a few classes in Melbourne when I moved to Australia as I was missing the music and thought it would be good to not lose that connection… I need to get better at it, though!
Finish this sentence; ‘Malbec makes me …’
Want to go swimming in the ocean in the middle of the night.
What can we expect from you on the day?
Definitely a big smile as I will have a glass of Malbec in my hand…
What do you drink when no one’s watching?
Maté (A south American drink)… if I do it in a public space, people think I am getting high with a weird drug that tastes funny.