Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

Castell Rooftop Bar and Lounge, NYC!

At the top, high above the busy streets of the Garment District, NYC, Castell is a refined escape from the hustle below. Sitting atop the new acclaimed AC Hotel New York Times Square is this fantastic rooftop spot! Castell is a relaxed retreat from the classic overcrowded rooftops with “well drinks” and small bites. They have […]

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.

DJT Cocktail Lounge, Las Vegas!

DJT Cocktail Lounge, Las Vegas!

Located inside the Trump International Hotel is DJT, a quaint cocktail bar that is hot, hot, hot! Here you will find some of the best craft cocktails made by Andrew Almanza and his team. Andrew grew up with a love for Mixology because of his father and knew it was a dream of his 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.

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

Franchise On The Rise: Crazy Pita, Las Vegas

While visiting Las Vegas in June, I wanted to explore one place where the locals tend to go for lunch, which is off the strip. I decided to visit Crazy Pita Rotisserie and Grill, which is just about 10 minutes off the strip in a popular shopping mall. It’s a fast casual and fresh Mediterranean […]

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.

Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

Martelli Pasta Tour, Italy!

In May, on a trip to Tuscany for the Gastronomic Food and Wine Experience, hosted by Zonin Wines, we visited the Martelli Pasta Factory! Here we met Laura Martelli and her brother Luca who showed us around the factory before we sat down for an incredible pasta lunch. The pasta is made from durum wheat […]

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.

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas

Buddy V’s Ristorante, Las Vegas

Inside the Grand Canal Shoppes is Buddy V’s Ristorante! Once you walk through the amazing Italian inspired casino and hotels, you will find this great restaurant filled with some of Buddy’s favorite family recipes. Known for his Cake Boss Brand, Buddy V has opened up numerous restaurants and locations all over the country. I was 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.

Drink Las Vegas: Juniper Cocktail Lounge!

Drink Las Vegas: Juniper Cocktail Lounge!

While visiting Las Vegas in June, I had the opportunity to check out the hottest Gin bar on the strip! Tucked inside the Park MGM is Juniper Cocktail Lounge, which is run by a great team including the Corporate Mixologist, Craig Schoettler. “Home to the largest collection of gin in Las Vegas, Juniper takes its name […]

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 Tequila Day!

National Tequila Day!

It’s National Tequila Day on July 24th! This day is celebrated with plenty of cocktails, and one of my new favorite tequila’s I tried recently is Riazul Tequila. This spirit is smooth, from the dedication and quality they put into harvesting the agave plants all the way to distilling. This 100% Blue Agave Tequila 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.

Visit Las Vegas: Tastebuzz Food Tours!

Visit Las Vegas: Tastebuzz Food Tours!

I decided to take some vacation time and visit somewhere I have never been but promised myself I would experience; Las Vegas! It’s a city where, like in New York, you will find almost anything and can have anything you want. I wanted to explore the strip and had quite a few places in mind, 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.

Morels Steakhouse & Bistro: Las Vegas!

Morels Steakhouse & Bistro: Las Vegas!

On the strip inside the Palazzo is Morels Steakhouse and Bistro. It’s a beautiful restaurant with incredible chandeliers, an iced seafood bar,  and an award-winning wine list. It’s a great spot for brunch, lunch, and dinner where you will find house-made pasta’s, a “make your own” Bloody Mary Cart (brunch), and great outdoor seating. I started […]

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 Travels: Chianti, Italy

Wine Travels: Chianti, Italy

In May I had the amazing opportunity to visit Tuscany, Italy with Zonin Wines! This was a gastronomic food and wine experience that immersed me and some other Sommelier’s from other countries into the Italian food and wine culture. Our first stop was Radda in Chianti, somewhere I have never been before. This province in Tuscany […]

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 Perfect Summer Pairing: Chablis + Oysters!

The Perfect Summer Pairing: Chablis + Oysters!

One of my favorite summer pairings is Chablis and Oysters! This very popular food and wine pairing is one you can not miss on a hot day dining outside. These bright and acidic, mineral-driven wines combined with salty oysters fresh from the ocean is simply heaven. I had the opportunity to taste one of my […]

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.

Franciacorta: A Sparkling Wine Category You Want To Know About!

Franciacorta: A Sparkling Wine Category You Want To Know About!

Sparkling wine from Italy that you purchase in your local wine store, is most likely prosecco. But, did you know there is more than just one type of bubbly coming from Italy? It’s a sparkling wine category that’s actually closer to Champagne than Prosecco is too (production wise)! Franciacorta is one of my favorite styles […]

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.