It's with great pleasure that we introduce Malu Lambert!
Wine and writing are Malu Lambert’s passions combined. An award-winning wine writer, Malu won the title of the Mont Blanc Emerging Wine Writer of the Year at the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2019 – only the second South African to ever bring home a Roederer. She also won the Veritas Young Wine Writer in 2015.
She fell in love with wine while working as a waiter in London to pay for her studies. Back home while studying journalism, she picked up the phone and called the editor of the Wine-of-the-Month Club’s then magazine Good Taste and asked if she could write for them ... and so began her internship, which turned into a permanent position after she graduated top of her class.
After working for Wine-of-the-Month and Good Taste for a number of years, she went on to freelance for numerous titles; including the position of wine editor for Food & Home Entertaining for five years. Internationally she has written for Jancis Robinson, The Buyer, Imbibe, The Japanese Times & Decanter on South African wine.
Malu is currently enrolled in the WSET Diploma programme and is a graduate of the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy. She now sits on various panels and is also a taster for Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide.
Her happiest place on earth? Malu lives in Noordhoek with her distiller husband James and their two boys Elliott and Wilder. They love nothing more than a Sunday spent walking on the beach, followed by a beer and a hotdog at their local craft brewery.
“A dream day for me is having a view of the ocean, a plate of Saldanha oysters and a bottle of Chenin Blanc,” shared Malu. “Or, going from cobwebby cellar to cobwebby cellar tasting wines out of the barrel with one of our many gifted winemakers while listening to their stories – luckily I get to do this as my day job.”
To support her journalism habit she runs FABLE, a story-telling, social media and copywriting company. Added to that she’s always got something creative on the go, such as her food and wine pairing project, Franck & Wine, with famed chef (and Noordhoek local) Franck Dangereux visit www.malulambert.com for this as well as for her latest stories and wine reviews.