Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a bottle of Compass Box!

Thinking of what to get Dad this year? Father’s day is right around the corner and if you’re over buying him another shirt or tie, why not get him something a little different on his special day. Is your father the kind of man who likes to come home after a long day at work […]

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 Night with Riunite!

A Night with Riunite!

Nothings better than opening up a new bottle of wine, especially one you’ve never tried. Expectations are usually good if you know and like the winery, but when you taste it, and its even better than you thought it would be… man, that is just satisfaction in a glass! That’s pretty much how I felt […]

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.

Kicking off summer at the W Hotel Downtown!

Kicking off summer at the W Hotel Downtown!

          The W Hotel in Downtown NYC is kicking off summer with fantastic cocktail and culinary related events at the Living Room Bar and Terrace. This past Wednesday was the first of weeklong events. Thursday’s event, which I was able to attend, was an entertaining and informative passport cocktail night. At […]

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.

Lunch with Jean-Claude Mas at Hundred Acres Restaurant!

Lunch with Jean-Claude Mas at Hundred Acres Restaurant!

    “Affordable Luxury” that’s what you think when you are sipping a gorgeous glass of Domaines Paul Mas.  I think beauty, passion, and very food friendly wines.   A small group of us gathered for a tasting with Vintner, Jean-Claude Mas, at the Hundred Acres Restaurant on MacDougal Street. We were escorted to a beautiful […]

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.

Ultimat Vodka Fights Hunger!

Ultimat Vodka Fights Hunger!

Monday night, Action Against Hunger and Ultimat teamed up to produce a spectacular event for community goers to show their support for a wonderful non-profit organization. A night of cocktails and renowned bartenders filled the Marquee with guests, press, and organization members. At the event, everyone received a poker chip in which we were encouraged […]

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 Nice Night for Nice Whites!

 The weathers been a little unpredictable lately between the gorgeous days you never want to end, the “chance of showers” days that turn into thunderstorms and make you wish you didn’t have to get out of bed and go to work, and then there are those scorching hot days like this past week that make you very thankful for […]

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.

Ultimat Lemon-AID: Take A Stand Against Hunger!

This Monday, May 20th, Ultimat Vodka will be teaming up with Action Against Hunger in launching a campaign at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic event. Tickets will be available for this hunger event as it is open to the public and is a great way to show your support for such a wonderful cause. Ultimat 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.

An Evening with Bolla

Joining some of the Public Relations team of Castello Banfi accompanied by fascinating food and wine professionals at Rafele Restaurant in NYC was the perfect way to spend a Monday evening. What were we drinking you may ask!? Well that night the wine maker from Bolla was in NYC and we were able to not […]

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 Wednesday with Grooner!

Wine Wednesday with Grooner!

       Gruner Veltliner is a Austria’s number one grape varietal and a beautiful wine with seafood and spicy food. To be honest, I only bought this wine for the label because I loved the hip cartoon like vibe it had along with the name of Grooner.  This wine was great at $7.99 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.

Tea for Allergy Relief!

Spring allergies got your head in a fog? How about a sore throat, watery eyes, and stuffy nose? Well luckily there are some great teas that may help with this seasonal nuisance. Many people suffer from seasonal allergies, and although some medicines work, they are not necessarily healthy for your liver and do not give […]

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.

Cinco De Mayo at Hotel Tortuga

Cinco De Mayo at Hotel Tortuga

Cinco De Mayo is a day celebrated with traditional Mexican cuisine and lots and lots of drinks! Fancy Margaritas, Sangria, and many more inspired drinks are featured on menu’s and the restaurant specials are endless. In New York City holiday’s like these become a huge celebration for people of all backgrounds. Cinco De Mayo has an […]

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.

Spring Into Alsace!

Spring Into Alsace!

   Alsatian wines are wonderful any time of year, but I especially love them in the spring time. The flowers start to bloom, the weather turns nice, and the ever so popular whites and Rose’s come out to play in stores, on menu’s and at tastings. I was invited to attend a pairing dinner hosted […]

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.