Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Company has been dedicated to family owned and farmed winemaking for three generations. On top of family ownership, they are also big on sustainable farming, producing and bottling their own wines. I had the pleasure of meeting the new Winemaker, Jay Turpinseed for lunch while he was visiting NYC, and tasting some of […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Pineau Des Charentes Pairings!

Pineau Des Charentes Pairings!

I recently discovered Pineau Des Charentes, which is a spirited wine from France. This fortified wine gained AOC status in 1945 and is comprised from freshly pressed grape must and cognac. It’s a fresh and fruit forward wine, that can be enjoyed on its own as well as in cocktails. Due to its time spent […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Summer Reads & Rosé Pairings!

Summer Reads & Rosé Pairings!

It’s still rosé season! August is full of sunny days that should be spent outside sipping some rosé and reading! One of my favorite things about living in Manhattan, especially Stuyvesant Town is the endless private outdoor space. Here I can grab some of my favorite reads and park myself in the grass with a […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Le Dîner en Blanc 2018: NYC!

Le Dîner en Blanc 2018: NYC!

Le Dîner en Blanc is coming! Where? We will not know until the evening of the event, however, if you want to get dressed up in your best white outfit and join thousands of people for the ultimate gourmet food and wine experience, then you need to join this year’s 2018 Le Dîner en Blanc! The legendary […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

At the top, high above the busy streets of the Garment District, NYC, Castell is a refined escape from the hustle below. Sitting atop the new acclaimed AC Hotel New York Times Square is this fantastic rooftop spot! Castell is a relaxed retreat from the classic overcrowded rooftops with “well drinks” and small bites. They have […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

DJT Cocktail Lounge, Las Vegas!

DJT Cocktail Lounge, Las Vegas!

Located inside the Trump International Hotel is DJT, a quaint cocktail bar that is hot, hot, hot! Here you will find some of the best craft cocktails made by Andrew Almanza and his team. Andrew grew up with a love for Mixology because of his father and knew it was a dream of his to […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

While visiting Las Vegas in June, I wanted to explore one place where the locals tend to go for lunch, which is off the strip. I decided to visit Crazy Pita Rotisserie and Grill, which is just about 10 minutes off the strip in a popular shopping mall. It’s a fast casual and fresh Mediterranean […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

In May, on a trip to Tuscany for the Gastronomic Food and Wine Experience, hosted by Zonin Wines, we visited the Martelli Pasta Factory! Here we met Laura Martelli and her brother Luca who showed us around the factory before we sat down for an incredible pasta lunch. The pasta is made from durum wheat […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas

Inside the Grand Canal Shoppes is Buddy V’s Ristorante! Once you walk through the amazing Italian inspired casino and hotels, you will find this great restaurant filled with some of Buddy’s favorite family recipes. Known for his Cake Boss Brand, Buddy V has opened up numerous restaurants and locations all over the country. I was so […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Drink Las Vegas: Juniper Cocktail Lounge!

Drink Las Vegas: Juniper Cocktail Lounge!

While visiting Las Vegas in June, I had the opportunity to check out the hottest Gin bar on the strip! Tucked inside the Park MGM is Juniper Cocktail Lounge, which is run by a great team including the Corporate Mixologist, Craig Schoettler. “Home to the largest collection of gin in Las Vegas, Juniper takes its name […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

National Tequila Day!

National Tequila Day!

It’s National Tequila Day on July 24th! This day is celebrated with plenty of cocktails, and one of my new favorite tequila’s I tried recently is Riazul Tequila. This spirit is smooth, from the dedication and quality they put into harvesting the agave plants all the way to distilling. This 100% Blue Agave Tequila has […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

Visit Las Vegas: Tastebuzz Food Tours!

Visit Las Vegas: Tastebuzz Food Tours!

I decided to take some vacation time and visit somewhere I have never been but promised myself I would experience; Las Vegas! It’s a city where, like in New York, you will find almost anything and can have anything you want. I wanted to explore the strip and had quite a few places in mind, but […]

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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