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.

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much For You?

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much For You?

It is easy to forget that caffeine is a drug. This is because it is legal, available in public places, and is a massive part of many people’s lives. If you are someone who relies on caffeine to get you up and running during the start of your day, then you are not alone. Caffeine […]

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 Cabernet Day!

National Cabernet Day!

August 30th is National Cabernet Day! It’s a day to appreciate the grape varietal and drink plenty of it! On the 30th I will be celebrating my enjoying some Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon, which represents 135 years of family winemaking. James Concannon began importing great quality Cabernet Sauvignon vines directly from Château Margaux in Bordeaux back in the day […]

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.

Incredible Reds and Olive Oil at Pago De La Oliva!

Incredible Reds and Olive Oil at Pago De La Oliva!

During my weekend full of wine while in Valladolid, Spain I had the opportunity to visit a new winery. Pago De La Oliva is a winery producing Tempranillo wines as well as Olive Oil. This winery is in Tudela De Duero, where the vineyards are up very high and they can see over all their […]

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.

Tasting in Spain with Bodegas Társila!

Tasting in Spain with Bodegas Társila!

While visiting wine country in Spain this year, I had the pleasure of visiting Bodegas Társila, a wonderful family owned winery! I was greeted by the family, who all works in the winery, doing different jobs such as graphic design for the labels, wine making, and viticulture. This winery its beautifully done, keeping 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.

Sipping in Spain with Bodega Sarmentero!

Sipping in Spain with Bodega Sarmentero!

In June I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite wine regions in Spain! Ribera del Duero is a beautiful winemaking region where you will find incredible wines, lovely winemakers, and delicious food! Bodega Sarmentero was one of my must-visit wineries was in Peñafiel that I was so excited to visit. The winery […]

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.

Cocktails & Light Bites at Sir Henri Penthouse!

Cocktails & Light Bites at Sir Henri Penthouse!

I had the pleasure of stopping by Sir Henri Penthouse in Flatiron! It’s a quaint bar in the Hotel Henri on 24th street with cozy seating, NYC skyline views, and great cocktails! This jazz aged style speakeasy is perfect for dates as well as small groups and has delicious menu options perfect for sharing. 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.

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