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.

Summer’s Best Flavored Vodkas!

Summer’s Best Flavored Vodkas!

With the rise of the “healthier alternative cocktail”, flavored vodkas are making a serious comeback. I know personally I have been consuming more flavors vodka-based cocktails than ever this summer, and it’s great! I used to not enjoy them because a lot was always so sweet, however with the rise in spiked seltzer’s and more […]

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.

Yes Way Rosé! Some “Summer Water” For Your Shopping List!

Yes Way Rosé! Some “Summer Water” For Your Shopping List!

Tis’ the season for rosé, also known as summer water! Rosé is perfect for this hot summer weather and I have some delicious rosés for you to try. These wines are perfect for beach days, pool hangs, and everything in between. In NYC it’s hard to find space to sit outside and have wine, but […]

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.

Marshall Davis Wine!

Marshall Davis Wine!

Marshall Davis Wines were founded in 2011 by brothers Sean Davis, and Ryan and Matt Marshall. This small batch vineyard makes some pretty awesome wines and I had the pleasure recently of trying many of them! It was Easter when I tried the rosé this year, and I was blown away by the 100% Pinot […]

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.

5 Reasons To Visit Texas!

5 Reasons To Visit Texas!

The USA is made up of different types of American culture, whether it’s Native American heritage, trendy North Americans or traditionalist Westerners and Southerners. Texas is western when it comes to geographical definitions; however, it’s also a real melting pot that blends America’s history with traditional and modern values. It’s a huge state that’s worth […]

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.

Canned Wine: It’s a Summertime Necessity!

Canned Wine: It’s a Summertime Necessity!

Have you tried canned wine yet? It’s easy, portable, and personal-sized, making it a summer necessity for barbeques, beach parties, and picnics. Now, with that being said, not all canned wines are created equal, and there are a lot of brands out there in the canned wine marketplace. I like to give them a try […]

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 2GV’s of Oregon!

The 2GV’s of Oregon!

Do you enjoy wines from Oregon? This USA wine region is famed and admired all over the world! “The Oregon Originals” came to NYC this spring to showcase what the second generation of winemakers are doing! This collaboration is between the siblings of Elk Cove, Ponzi, and Sokol Blosser, who founded Oregon’s Willamette Valley during […]

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.

Let’s Celebrate National Cognac Day!

Let’s Celebrate National Cognac Day!

June 4th is National Cognac Day! One of my favorite days of the year, and the perfect excuse to sip cognac neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail. Luckily for you, you can do it all because when celebrating this national day, it’s important to try cognac many different ways. For those of you […]

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 Love For Lodi Wines!

A Love For Lodi Wines!

I had the pleasure of visiting Lodi, California about four years ago, and ever since then, I have been head over heels for Lodi wines! In this wine growing area, you will find many grape farmers as well as winemakers who all get along well. It’s a friendly and fun place to visit with outstanding […]

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.