Holiday Wine Guide!

Holiday Wine Guide!

Fall approached fast, after what seemed to be a never-ending summer. I know many enjoy as much summer as possible, but in the fall and winter is when I thrive. I absolutely love the chill in the air, it’s energizing by day, and also makes you want to curl up with a great glass of 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.

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

Top Red Wines For The Holidays!

I’ve tasted a lot of red wine this year, and tend to drink a lot more of it this time of year too. Since many of us know we don’t just have to pair red wines with red meats, we have a lot of pairing possibilities, which make these wines perfect for the holiday season. […]

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.

Sip On This: Sweet Bordeaux Wines!

Sip On This: Sweet Bordeaux Wines!

Sweet wines from Bordeaux are pretty special and should be enjoyed more often than they currently are. In the wine community, we enjoy these wines with savory dishes as well as cheeses and desserts. Outside the wine community, however, these wines are often misunderstood and overlooked. I recently participated in a virtual tasting with Snooth […]

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.

Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria

Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria

I recently tried this delicious casual pizzeria and restaurant right outside Union Square in NYC. Mandolino Ristorante & Pizzeria serves up some incredible dishes that will wow your palate and keep you coming back for more! The restaurant is very casual which makes it inviting for groups as well as weeknight meals. Here you can 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.

Mozzarella & Vino

Mozzarella & Vino

In the Upper West Side on 54th street is a quaint Italian spot that you should check out. Before or after browsing the MOMA, visit by Mozzarella & Vino for a glass of wine and some great Italian favorites. I recently re-visited this restaurant after many years, because in NYC there is just way too […]

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.

Amarula Cream Liqueur

Amarula Cream Liqueur

Let’s help to end poaching of the African Elephant!! South African cream liqueur, Amarula, is in the fight to end poaching of one the world’s most beloved species: the African elephant. While poaching occurs in Africa, it is very much a global issue and is not one to take lightly. Amarula Cream Liqueur recently launched the […]

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.

Benares, Tribeca

Benares, Tribeca

I recently tried Benares Indian Restaurant in Tribeca. This spot serves up decades of experience with spice driven dishes and a plethora of menu options to choose from. The atmosphere is dimmed and romantic, but also makes for a great large group and family setting. I started off with the Makkai Ka Soweta appetizer, which […]

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.

Fall Favorites with Captain Morgan Jack-O-‘Blast!

Fall Favorites with Captain Morgan Jack-O-‘Blast!

Have you tasted Captain Morgan’s Jack-O-‘Blast? It is a fall inspired spirit that you really should try if you enjoy pumpkin flavor. If you like pumpkin cocktails, here are a few to keep you going all fall and winter long. My favorites are below, thank’s to Captain Morgan! Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Shot 1.5 oz. Captain […]

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.

NYC Autumn Wine Festival!

NYC Autumn Wine Festival!

A week after Brooklyn Crush, experience another one of a kind, wonderful wine event hosted by New York Wine Events! The NYC Autumn Wine Festival is another event not to miss, and includes an afternoon and evening session. On November 18th, enjoy over 150 wines as well as fine foods to pair along with the […]

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.

Brooklyn Crush Is Coming!

Brooklyn Crush Is Coming!

Have you been to Brooklyn Crush? If not, then you’ll have your chance on November 11th, to attend an afternoon or evening session of this fantastic event. Every year Brooklyn Crush draws in food, wine, and spirits lovers alike to taste, talk, and explore unique and diverse brands in the food and beverage space. This […]

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.

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards is a prominent winery that was started back in 1883. The family has a 135 year legacy in winemaking and winegrowing which is why they are such a well-known winery and winemaking family. I grew up around wine, and as I got older I found a real appreciation for California wines. Wente wines […]

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.

Event Recap: The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival!

Event Recap: The Greenwich Wine and Food Festival!

This September the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival had its annual grand tasting where food and booze lovers from all over came out to taste, sip, and celebrate another great year! This is now an annual event for me, which I always enjoy. The festival never gets old but does get pretty crowded now that […]

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.

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