Fall-In-Love With Cakebread Cellars Reds!

Fall-In-Love With Cakebread Cellars Reds!

Fall is a time of year we all start drinking more red wines. Nothing is better than getting home from work on a chilly fall evening, and curling up with your favorite blanket, a great book, and a glass of Cakebread Cellars! I actually remember the first time I had ever tasted Cakebread Pinot Noir, […]

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.

Nemiroff Vodka For National Vodka Day!

Nemiroff Vodka For National Vodka Day!

National Vodka Day is October 4th and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? I recently had the pleasure of trying Nemiroff Vodka from the Ukraine and it’s great for at home mixology! I wanted to make something refreshing because even though it’s fall, it still feels like summer and Nemiroff Vodka was […]

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.

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Guide

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party: The Complete Guide

With the arrival of fall, your friends are ready for a nice indoor party. You want a reason to gather everyone together that doesn’t involve costumes and jack-o-lanterns. How about hosting a wine tasting party? It’s the perfect party for several reasons. It’s an easy one to organize. You won’t have to spend days in the […]

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.

Finding The Perfect Grind: A Beginners Guide To Gourmet Coffee

Finding The Perfect Grind: A Beginners Guide To Gourmet Coffee

Are you the type that can’t imagine starting your day without a piping hot cup of Joe in your hands? If so, you are among the masses, as a study conducted by the National Coffee Association shows that a whopping 64% of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee each day. That number 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.

Top Places To Stay Near Valladolid, Spain!

Top Places To Stay Near Valladolid, Spain!

While visiting wineries in Ribera Del Duero, Cigales, Peñafiel, and other winery areas this summer, I was able to stay at some wonderful places. We started off in Pesquera del Duero, at La Cantamora, a quaint bed, and breakfast complete with a homey feel. The caretaker is wonderful and speaks both Spanish and English and is […]

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.

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas: Hotel, Winery, and Restaurant!

Concejo Bodegas is a terrific winery I had the pleasure of visiting while on my June trip to Valladolid! After speaking to winemakers and tourism professionals at a Castle event, I met with the owner of Concejo for a delicious tour and lunch. Concejo Bodegas owns a Royal Inn, the CONCEJO HOSPEDERIA, which is located in 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.

Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Old-World Style Cabernet in Napa Valley!

Hesperian Winery owned and operated by Philippe Langner is a winery founded by a lifelong fascination with plants and nature. The first vintage was 2004, and Philippe has been producing limited production, high end, old-world style Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley, California. I had the pleasure of meeting Philippe for lunch at The Dutch in […]

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.

Wines For The Rest of Summer and Early Fall!

Wines For The Rest of Summer and Early Fall!

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean we have to switch to winter wines just yet! Keep buying the rosés, whites, and lighter reds because the sunny season is not over. Although I am not really a “seasonal drinker” I do consume more white wines and rosés in the warmer months because they’re refreshing […]

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.

There’s Still Time To Enjoy Demarchelier Restaurant’s Summer Menu!

There’s Still Time To Enjoy Demarchelier Restaurant’s Summer Menu!

It may be September but summer is not over! There’s still time to head uptown to Demarchelier Restaurant for their outstanding summer menu through September. This French eatery will wow you with the cool summer cocktails, daily specials, and classic French dishes. This is by far one of my favorite French restaurants in the city, […]

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.

An Extraordinary Vintage with Casillero del Diablo!

An Extraordinary Vintage with Casillero del Diablo!

Recently I had a very interesting opportunity to blind taste som Chilean wines from the winery Casillero del Diablo. Sommelier of Concho y Toro, Massimo Leonori was in town to showcase the 2018 wines, which are deemed an “Extraordinary Vintage.” Massimo is a Master of Senses, and he took us through a “challenge of senses,” where we […]

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.

The Health Trend that Took the Wellness Industry by Storm!

The Health Trend that Took the Wellness Industry by Storm!

The health and wellness industry, in general, is one that has really been going through a period of growth and interest as of late. There has been a real trend of people who are becoming proactive in the lifestyle choices they make, and the quest to live a healthier and happier life. The industry 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.

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Celebrating 75 Years!

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant Celebrating 75 Years!

New York has so many restaurants, it’s hard to hit them all. It’s also one of the reasons why I love living here because you get the chance to taste everything! I had the pleasure of dining at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, an iconic New York establishment known for its legendary red sauce, old-world lore, and […]

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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