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.

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.