Yarden Inc. Wines of Israel!

Yarden Inc. Wines of Israel!

I had the pleasure recently of dining with Winemaker Victor Schoefeld, of Golan Heights Winery! This Israeli winery: Yarden Inc, is a producer of some fine sparkling and still wines. Victor is American born and the Chief Winemaker of Golan Heights. He has a passion for gastronomy and spent most of his adult life tending […]

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 Sauvignon Day!

National Cabernet Sauvignon Day!

Today is National Cabernet Sauvignon Day! With so many cabernets out there, it can be hard to choose what to drink tonight to celebrate. To save you the trouble, I chose a fun Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina! Achaval Ferrer started in 1998 when a group of Italian and Argentine friends joined forces to make […]

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.

Wine Cocktails: Nino Franco Summer Kir

Wine Cocktails: Nino Franco Summer Kir

As summer winds down and we start to embrace falls arrival, there’s always time for some fun summer wine cocktails. Thanks to Nino Franco and Terlato Wines, this Summer Kir will cure your end of summer blues. Nino Franco Rustico, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG, is an elegant prosecco that deserves to be showcased in 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.

The Fat Radish, NYC

The Fat Radish, NYC

The Fat Radish is a wonderful farm to table restaurant serving incredible cuisine and cocktails. This hot spot in the LES (lower east side) is one that will have you wanting to make weekly visits. The interior is rustic and reminiscent of  London’s Covent Market, with long wooden farm tables, white brick walls, and a large skylight […]

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.

Savini Tartufi: A Truffle Experience in Tuscany!

Savini Tartufi: A Truffle Experience in Tuscany!

During my recent spring trip to Tuscany, Italy I had the opportunity to taste truffle in every which way possible! We stopped by Savini Tartufi, a truffle company who does everything from sourcing them to preparing food and accompaniments with truffle. Here you will find an exclusive truffle experience complete with amazing food and wine. […]

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.

Vegetarian Indian Cuisine at Vatan, NYC!

Vegetarian Indian Cuisine at Vatan, NYC!

I go through these phases where I crave vegetarian food. Sometimes it’s as simple as a plate of roasted veggies or pasta, but other times I seek out Indian cuisine. In NYC we are fortunate enough to have a lot of Indian cuisine options, from many different regions in India. New York is a melting […]

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.

Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Co.

Rutherford Wine Company has been dedicated to family owned and farmed winemaking for three generations. On top of family ownership, they are also big on sustainable farming, producing and bottling their own wines. I had the pleasure of meeting the new Winemaker, Jay Turpinseed for lunch while he was visiting NYC, and tasting 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.

Pineau Des Charentes Pairings!

Pineau Des Charentes Pairings!

I recently discovered Pineau Des Charentes, which is a spirited wine from France. This fortified wine gained AOC status in 1945 and is comprised from freshly pressed grape must and cognac. It’s a fresh and fruit forward wine, that can be enjoyed on its own as well as in cocktails. Due to its time spent […]

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 Reads & Rosé Pairings!

Summer Reads & Rosé Pairings!

It’s still rosé season! August is full of sunny days that should be spent outside sipping some rosé and reading! One of my favorite things about living in Manhattan, especially Stuyvesant Town is the endless private outdoor space. Here I can grab some of my favorite reads and park myself in the grass with 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.

Le Dîner en Blanc 2018: NYC!

Le Dîner en Blanc 2018: NYC!

Le Dîner en Blanc is coming! Where? We will not know until the evening of the event, however, if you want to get dressed up in your best white outfit and join thousands of people for the ultimate gourmet food and wine experience, then you need to join this year’s 2018 Le Dîner en Blanc! The legendary […]

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.

Top Canned Cocktails For Summer!

Top Canned Cocktails For Summer!

Canned wine and cocktails are such a trend right now, and I too am hopping on it! I find it nice and simple to be able to sit outside with a canned cocktail and enjoy some sun. Canned cocktails are also perfect for traveling, beach days, as well as walking around the city, enjoying 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.

Tuscan Adventures: A Trip To Castello di Albola!

Tuscan Adventures: A Trip To Castello di Albola!

I had the opportunity this spring to visit Tuscany with Zonin Wines! It was an incredible trip filled with food and a lot of great wine. Zonin has a lot of lands all over Italy, so we stuck to Chianti and Maremma on this trip. Castello di Albola (Cass-tell-oh dal-bo-lah) is the name of the castle 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.