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.

Incredible Reds with Bodegas Peñafalcón!

Incredible Reds with Bodegas Peñafalcón!

I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite countries in June! Spain is absolutely stunning, and this year I had the opportunity to visit some new wineries, and one of my absolute favorite winemakers from Peñafiel. Bodegas Peñafalcón is an award-winning winery producing outstanding red wines with elegance and complexity. I met Casimiro Marcos […]

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 Brunch Perfection with Mionetto Prosecco!

Summer Brunch Perfection with Mionetto Prosecco!

It was a warm sunny afternoon in NYC in the Meatpacking District, when I joined Mionetto Prosecco for a wonderful brunch at Santina! Mionetto is a well-known Prosecco that keeps to traditions while still being innovative and modern. It’s a wine that’s always in one of my holiday roundups because it’s approachable, elegant, and pleases […]

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.

3 Best Foods To Eat Before Bed

3 Best Foods To Eat Before Bed

Sleep is such an integral part of our lives, but many of us have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep once we nod off. It’s thought that insomnia affects one in three adults, but one way to combat this is to check that your room is at a comfortable temperature before you go 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.

How To Plan The Ultimate Road Trip Around America!

How To Plan The Ultimate Road Trip Around America!

When you are lucky enough to travel, you learn that much like life, the destination is almost secondary to the experience of getting there. It is the journey that you take that gives you the most value. Road trips symbolize this notion perfectly. Yes, you could get there quicker by plane, but by doing 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.

Outstanding Quality Sushi For Supermarket Prices!

Outstanding Quality Sushi For Supermarket Prices!

I recently found a new favorite sushi spot that’s perfect for lunch and dinner on the go! MakiMaki opened up a second location on Lexington Avenue and 40/41st street. This delicious destination is a premium fast-casual sushi bar that focuses exclusively on sushi rolls and hand rolls. As a specialty Japanese sushi roll shop, they offer […]

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 Best Wine and Beer To Pair With Pizza!

The Best Wine and Beer To Pair With Pizza!

How many times do you find yourself asking, “What kinds of pizza specials near me tonight are good?” Everyone loves pizza, especially when it is served with your favorite beverage. Many people cannot have a slice without a soda to go with it. If you are over the age of 21, then you may enjoy […]

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.

What’s The Deal With CBD Wine?

What’s The Deal With CBD Wine?

For millennia, wine has been the drink of choice for celebrations and gatherings. Toasting the good health of a host or newlywed couple is one of humanities oldest traditions, making wine a must-have drink for weddings, birthdays and just about any kind of party. Wine is also an opportunity for a connoisseur to begin 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.