Edible Entertaining with Noble Vines!

Edible Entertaining with Noble Vines!

I recently had the pleasure of attending a ladies lunch where we explored Noble Vines Wine and food pairings. The lunch was led by Sommelier and Entertaining Expert, Sarah Tracey of The Lush Life. These wines come from Lodi, California as well as surrounding slopes of cool-climate San Bernabe Vineyard in Monterey, California. These wines are […]

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.

Fall Flavors: Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail

Fall Flavors: Maple Cinnamon Prosecco Cocktail

‘Tis the season for cold weather cocktails! What I love about the holidays and this brisk fall weather are the aromas of apples, cinnamon, and maple in food as well as cocktails. I recently took a weekend trip to Woodstock, NY where fall is everywhere. The foliage is amazing in upstate New York and the leaves […]

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.

Donnachiara Winery!

Donnachiara Winery!

I had the pleasure of having lunch in October with Ilaria Petitto of Donnachiara Winery. It’s located in Montefalcione, where the heart of three Irpinian DOCG wines are produced: Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, and Taurasi. This winery overtime has helped to preserve the traditions of an area naturally suited to good viticulture since […]

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.

A True Taste of Marche, Italy with Velenosi Wines!

A True Taste of Marche, Italy with Velenosi Wines!

For those of you who know me, you know I taste a lot of wines. I had the pleasure recently of tasting wines from the Marche region in Italy where I discovered some amazing wines and great grapes. Marche is a small lesser known area of Italy known as the “Region of 100 cities” 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.

Whiskey Blending with New York Distilling Company!

Whiskey Blending with New York Distilling Company!

I had the absolute pleasure of visiting the New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn a few weeks ago. This distillery is known for producing Dorothy Parker Gin and Ragtime Rye, but they also produce more labels as well. Whiskey tasting, in general, is tough, even for someone as experienced like me. I enjoy whiskey, especially […]

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.

Halloween Cocktails with Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila!

Halloween Cocktails with Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila!

Spice up your Halloween drinking with Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila! Tanteo® Tequila is the original 100% agave spicy tequila. With original Jalapeño, smoky Chipotle, and extra spicy Habanero expressions, Tanteo is distilled, infused, and bottled by hand in the hills of Jalisco, Mexico. The result is an award-winning artisanal product that is anything but ordinary. Tanteo 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.

Great Eats at Underdog Bar in FIDI!

Great Eats at Underdog Bar in FIDI!

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Underdog Bar in the Financial District of NYC. Going downtown is always and Underdog is a delicious one. They specialize in craft cocktails and offer great menu items to pair along. I started off with the Black Shuck cocktail, made with Jameson Black Barrel, Black Dirt Apple Brandy, […]

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.

Long Meadow Ranch Wines!

Long Meadow Ranch Wines!

The Hall family along with Long Meadow Ranch artisans have a passion for farming, food, wine, and service. This is showcased through the wonderful Long Meadow Ranch Wines I recently tasted. The vineyards are the backbone of Long Meadow Ranch and all of the vineyards equate to over 150 planted acres in Napa and Anderson Valley. 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.

Explore Côtes de Bordeaux with Wine!

Explore Côtes de Bordeaux with Wine!

Whether you have time to visit Côtes de Bordeaux in France or not, it’s a wine region that you will find available in your local wine shops and online. This area of Bordeaux is quality driven and produces amazing wines at reasonable prices.  Bordeaux, in general, is a wine that exceeds all generations and can […]

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.

Dîner en Blanc – New York

Dîner en Blanc – New York

This year’s Dîner en Blanc in NYC I had the pleasure of attending! This all-white attired event took place on Governors Island where we enjoyed live music, an adorable proposal, tons of fun costumes, and Champagne Jacquart! This year was the 8th year for this event, where 6,500 people attended. The crowd was elegant and creative with […]

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.

Happening in Harlem: Clay Restaurant!

Happening in Harlem: Clay Restaurant!

I recently discovered a new Harlem gem! Clay Restaurant is an outstanding addition to Harlem and all the wonderful food it has to offer. Being from the East Village, I don’t get uptown much, however, when I read the menu for Clay online, I knew I had to check it out. The menu is driven by […]

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.

White Wines of Germany!

White Wines of Germany!

Many of you know, Germany is where my Sommelier passion and career started. I was attending the German Wine School in Koblenz, Germany when I realized just how much I love wine. It wasn’t just the alcohol that made me love the career, it was the passion, romance, and hard work that goes into producing […]

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.