A Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

A Deep Dive Into Sake, with Hakkaisan!

I recently attended a deep dive into sake with an incredible sake brand! Hakkaisan was founded in 1922 and is situated at the foot of Mt. Hakkaissan, which means “eight peaks”. The mountain actually has eight peaks and is very famous in Niigata, Japan, where the deep winters create snowfalls reaching over 10 feet! 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.

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

CANTEEN Vodka Sodas!

I had the pleasure recently of tasting a new spiked seltzer! As you fans may know, there are over a dozen different spiked vodka soda’s on the market, and it can be a bit daunting to choose one, am I right? Let’s face it, they’re all lower in calorie, and taste like spiked seltzer… which […]

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.

COVID Eats: Bowery Beer Garden!

COVID Eats: Bowery Beer Garden!

NYC definitely has some great outdoor dining due to COVID, however, sitting in the blazing sun trying to enjoy a margarita can be a bit hot sometimes. Luckily some restaurants have adapted, and offer great covering or umbrellas, and others like the Bowery Beer Garden offer great outdoor that’s sort of indoor all year round! […]

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.

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: Bridal Party Proposal Brunch!

This Sommelier is busy planning the wedding, however, luckily I have managed to book a venue, church, and photographer! After this, it was time to surprise all my bridesmaids and matron of honor with a fun proposal brunch. Due to COVID, we had to move it from march to august, but it worked out well […]

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 of Portugal Online Academy!

Wines of Portugal Online Academy!

The Wines of Portugal are some of the best in the world, at least in my opinion! This country produces incredible whites, reds, sparkling wines, and even rosé, on top of their ever famous fortified wines such as Port. There is so much to offer in Portugal, and for those who haven’t been there, you […]

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.

Somm In The Bridal Suite: The Engagement!

Somm In The Bridal Suite: The Engagement!

It has happened! I am constantly making recommendations for wine and cocktails for brides and grooms for their special parties and weddings. I have always loved weddings, ever since starting my career as a Pastry Chef, and working weddings. The time has finally arrived, and now I am the bride! My fiancé Danny surprised me […]

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.

Rosé From Beaujolais!

Rosé From Beaujolais!

Have you tasted rosé from Beaujolais yet? I know when I think of this French wine region, I instantly think of Beaujolais Nouveau and some amazing Cru wines I have tasted, that are red. Thanks to some friends over at Sopexa, I had the opportunity of tasting some beautiful rosés from this region! Rosé I […]

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.

Get Ready To BBQ With These Great Wines!

Get Ready To BBQ With These Great Wines!

As things ease up and open again, many people who are in good health are getting together more and more. One thing this pandemic has taught us is that relationships are everything, and spending time with the ones you love is very important. I know I have been escaping to New Jersey to visit my […]

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.

Albariño: A Grape You Want To Get To Know!

Albariño: A Grape You Want To Get To Know!

What is Albariño? This white wine from Galicia, Spain is bright, fruit-forward, and extremely versatile with a variety of foods! It’s honestly one of my favorite white wine options, especially for summer barbecues. It’s certainly great for warm summer days, however, don’t just drink these wines in the summer, because this grape can easily get […]

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.

Host A Happy Hour With Mionetto Prosecco!

Host A Happy Hour With Mionetto Prosecco!

This year has been a wild one, wouldn’t you agree? Between Covid-19, quarantine, and everything turning virtual, you can certainly say that happy hours have taken on a new meaning! Happy Hours used to be going out to bars, after work, meeting your friends, and catching up about the day. Once the world stopped, it […]

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.

Segura Viudas Cava: Classic and Elegant!

Segura Viudas Cava: Classic and Elegant!

Cava, the sparkling wine of Spain is one of my favorite types of bubbly. I have enjoyed it ever since the first time I visited Spain. The versatility of these wines, as well as the price, is what makes them so attractive for an aperitif and happy hour enjoyment! How does Cava compare and differ […]

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.

Temecula Valley Taste-A-Thon!

Temecula Valley Taste-A-Thon!

I had the absolute pleasure of tasting wines from the Temecula Valley this year! Because it was during quarantine, the tasting came to me, and it was wildly fun. I had never had the opportunity to really taste wines from this region before, and when they offered me the chance to do so while speaking […]

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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